Indira Mateos: My name is Indira Mateos, Senior Property Specialist of Megaworld Corporation. I’ve been with the industry, here for six years then connected to Carousell for three years.
Vanessa Bango: I am Vanessa Bango. I am actually the owner of House for Less Development Corporation. I’ve been a Carousell user since OLX, Sulit and then Property24 and then Carousell. I’ve been loyal to Carousell for more than 12 years already, since I started my business.
Third Villanueva: I’m Third Villanueva, Business Director at Vista Residences. I’ve been using Carousell and Property24 for nine years.
Joalyn D. Yamas: I’m Joalyn D. Yamas, broker, owner of Primero Realty and I am Carousell and Property24 user for over seven years now.
Vanessa Bango: We are actually just into real estate marketing, so we sell properties to other people. We do rent them but after that we tried to evolve. We tried to become a real estate developer as well.
Third Villanueva: I started last November, 20212 at Empire East Land Holdings. So, nag-start ako as agent, from the first three months wala akong nabenta.
Joalyn D. Yamas: Year 2012 po ako nag-start sa real estateand that time estudyante pa lang po ako, so andoon yung estudyante ako, nanay ako. Lahat ata ng fast food na-try ko na ata.
Indira Mateos: Everyday, from morning hanggang gabi nagsa-saturate ako. I need to stay sa booth namin ng 8 hours. Sobra! Hirap na hirap, tapos naka-coat pa. Kailangan namin mag-coat diba? Dumating pa ko sa point na yung plugged down? Tapos sa kalye, lagi ang init-init.
Nandoon rin iyon trust na clients na nasa online ka, nasa website ka ng isang trusted na yan Carousell at Property24.
Joalyn D. Yamas, Broker, Owner of Primero Realty
You can sell properties to clients who don’t even know. You can reach out to people, you know that from other countries. Let’s say they are in the U.S. and they want to check properties in the Philippines, just in their palms they can open their cellphones.
Vanessa Bango, Owner of House for Less Development Corporation
Third Villanueva: So napansin ko yung nagfla-flyering, yung mga agent na nagiging top saler, sinundan ko lang sila, sinearch ko yun number nila, doon ko nakilala si Carousell.
Vanessa Bango: Not all the time that you are on the top, right? Sometimes you experience times when you don’t have sales or something, but those things were not difficult. You know why? Because of Property24, because of Carousell. Because if you have a partner who is into digital marketing and to online then everything is just easy.
Indira Mateos: 2018, may kasamahan ako dito sunod-sunod yung benta niya tas sabi ko “Ano ginawa mo kasi parang hindi ka naman nagsa-saturate?” Sabi niya: “Papakila kita kay mommy, BA.” Pinakilala niya nga kami hanggang sa magsign-up kami. Yun nga, parang 1,000 a month lang or for one year. Hindi ako nagkamali, yung turning point ng buhay ko andito sa Carousell, nabago niya talaga.
Third Villanueva: So, kumuha ko ng account sa Carousell and then nakabenta ko in 4 months sa Little Baguio Terraces sa San, Juan. After that, sinunod-sunod ko lang yung pag-popost doon kay Carousell. Doon siguro ang pinakamax ko, 7 units in a month.
Joalyn D. Yamas: Nandoon rin iyon trust na clients na nasa online ka, nasa website ka ng isang trusted na yan Carousell at Property24.
Vanessa Bango: You can sell properties to clients who don’t even know. You can reach out to people, you know that from other countries. Let’s say they are in the U.S. and they want to check properties in the Philippines, just in their palms they can open their cellphones.
Indira Mateos: Ma’am BA before, she was the one handling my account. Yung feed for one year na featured listing inubos ko iyon ng 1 month. (laughing) Tapos iyon, sabi niya sakin: “Anak ano ba ito? Inubos mo na agad? Ano gagamitin mo?” Sabi ko: “Eh di bibili na lang ako.” Actually yung pagkakamali ko iyon, iyon din naman mga nagpabago ng buhay ko kasi sunod-sunod yung inquiries tapos ito pa, lahat ng na-close ko sa Carousell walang viewing, it’s all online.
Vanessa Bango: Clients that we are getting thousands. We sell millions, even billions because of Carousell, because of Property24. We meet clients, we don’t go to them, they go to us.
Joalyn D. Yamas: Naging malaking tulong sa akin na ma-achieve ko yung dream house ko. Ahmmm..dream income ko. (laughs) So that’s ano, net income. (laughs)
Third Villanueva: Yun naman sa account officer namin sa Carousell, malaking tulong kasi nakakausap namin sila directly. So iyon mga concern namin, nakakausap namin sila kahit madaling araw. So malaking tulong sa amin iyon.
Joalyn D. Yamas: So, iyon yung ngayon na. Ito yung future na iniisip ko way back 8 years ago.
Vanessa Bango: Without Carousell, maybe we won’t be that successful. I really owe it to the online company, to the platform which is Property24, which is Carousell. I am really, really thankful.
Indira Mateos: Siguro kung hindi ako nag-Carousell, nakakabenta ko pero hindi ako nakaka-quota at hindi pa rin mababago yung buhay ko.