Real es­tate startup Hop­pler cel­e­brates growth of part­ner bro­ker net­work

Sun.Star Pampanga - - BUSINESS! -

On­line real es­tate startup Hop­pler is ex­pand­ing to new cities this year, and for CEO Ra­mon Ballesca, Jr., it’s the clear­est course to take after a suc­cess­ful 2018. Ac­cord­ing to Ballesca, the growth that they ex­pe­ri­enced in the pre­vi­ous year re­flects the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion put into strength­en­ing its brand pres­ence.

The growth has trans­lated into new mile­stones for the com­pany, and the driv­ing force be­hind its year of mile­stones is its net­work of Part­ner Bro­kers of more than 600 ac­tive mem­bers. In 2018, more than 900 real es­tate bro­kers and more than 1,500 prop­erty own­ers had listed their prop­er­ties on­line. Hop­pler also closed at least 1 deal with more than 150 in­di­vid­ual bro­kers/ agen­cies, to­tal­ing more than 200 high-end prop­erty sales and leases from the se­condary mar­ket.

Bring­ing to­gether this net­work to cel­e­brate its big­gest year yet, Hop­pler hosted the Part­ner Bro­kers’ Kick-Off Party held last Jan­uary 31 in Manila House Pri­vate Club in BGC. Dur­ing the event, out­stand­ing Part­ner Bro­kers were feted with awards. Among them were Part­ner Bro­ker of the Year Harold Var­gas of HV Realty, List­ing Part­ner of the Year John Rey Zu­lueta from Jones Lang LaSalle, and Real Es­tate Agency of the Year Re/ Max Cap­i­tal. The most pres­ti­gious dis­tinc­tion of the af­ter­noon, the In­dus­try Leader Award, was awarded to Mr. Robert Sarmiento, owner of Robert G. Sarmiento Real t y.

Ballesca also un­veiled what to ex­pect in 2019, which in­cludes bank fi­nanc­ing rec­om­men­da­tions from lo­cal banks. As buy­ers view prop­er­ties on Hop­pler’s web­site, they will see the loan amount they qual­ify for based on the rent or sell­ing price of the list­ing. There will also be an in­clu­sion of CPD cred­its in the com­pany’s events for bro­kers and an ex­pan­sion ini­tia­tive to new cities, par­tic­u­larly in the north and south of Metro Manila.

“There are many real es­tate pro­fes­sion­als in ar­eas like Que­zon City and Ala­bang. We want to show them how they can grow their busi­ness through Hop­pler,” Ballesca says.

For Ballesca and the team at Hop­pler, the mile­stones from 2018 are sim­ply a start­ing point. There are more cities to ex­pand to, more bro­kers to con­nect with, and more clients to lead home. With the same de­ter­mi­na­tion, they ex­pect to achieve even more mile­stones in 2019. (Press Re­lease)

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