The Philippine Association of Real Estate Board (PAREB) gathered its appraiser-members in NCR-Luzon to strengthen their voice and be united under the PAREB Appraisers brand.
The session was graced by Philippine Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service (PRBRES) Chairman Eduardo G. Ong. Facilitated by Appraiser Gus Agosto, the session was attended by members of different PAREB local boards such as Baguio, Pangasinan, Manila, Rizal, Pasay-Makati, Lucena, Batangas, Cebu, Davao, and Palawan.
Here are the recommendations during the session:
- The desire to practice the profession is high as challenges to provide opportunities persist: There are problems on how to start practicing the profession. One challenge highlighted is non-acceptance of appraisal without accreditation from Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas. PAREB should lobby with BSP and other agencies to amend policies and let members participate in the appraisal of government projects.
- Develop mentorship. Few seasoned appraisers are doing mentorship, while there are demands for every major city to have mentors for new appraisers. There should be a meeting for mentors and discuss the guidelines in mentorship.
- Appraisal education. To heighten the capacity of every member, there should be a continuing education on the appraisal. Workshops on actual appraisal should be conducted on various boards to promote excellence worthy of the PAREB Brand of Appraisal.
- Sharing of database and opportunities. The appraisers have been united to foster unity in exchanging data and opportunities. An efficient referral system has been worked out.
- PAREB Directory. The advantage of PAREB is its presence in every major city of the country. The directory will help clients to connect directly to appraisers. Since it is listed per locality, clients can easily connect appraisers in the locality where the property is. The current list should be updated and should include the new members.