How Many Licensed Real Estate Practitioners Now In the Philippines?


Exactly how many real estate brokers, appraisers, and consultants are there in the Philippines right now (January 22, 2012)?

With the looming scheduled first national election for the PhilRes (the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization apparently approved by the PRC) on February 28, 2012, perhaps it is now high time to really check how many we are?

We need to know these not just for curiosity sake, but also to determine at what point does the membership of the AIPO reaches majority?

So to dig for the truth, we have gone over the published list of licensed real Estate service professional (RESP) since 2009, and here is the result ( this includes the three board examination under the auspices of the PRC last year for brokers, appraisers, and consultants) (for details refer to my previous blog):

Board Resolution / Date of Exam

Broker

Appraiser

Consultant

Board Res. No. 03 and 4 S. 2010

531

33

10

Board Res. No. 5 S.2010

488

25

1

Board Res. No. 1 S.2011

762

39

4

Board Res. No. 2 S.2011

906

145

2

Board Res. No. 3 S.2011

605

116

5

Board Exam (3/27/11) – Broker

3,185

n/a

n/a

Board Res. No. 5 S.2011

740

195

2

Board Res. No. 8 S.2011

920

283

5

Board Res. No. 9 S.2011

777

236

3

Board Res. No. 11 S.2011

493

479

2

Board Exam (07/31/11)-Appraiser

n/a

541

n/a

Board Res. No. 15 S.2011

606

548

2

Board Res. No. 17 S.2011

n/a

n/a

4

Board Res. No. 18 S.2011

1,804

n/a

n/a

Board Res. No. 20 S.2011

n/a

88

n/a

Board Res. No. 21 S.2011

430

n/a

1

Board Exam (11/27-28/11)-Consultant

n/a

n/a

26

Board Res. No. 24 S.2011

n/a

8

n/a

Board Res. No. 25 S.2011

183

n/a

1

Total

12,430

2,736

68

Percent of Total, %

81.6 %

17.9 %

0.5 %

Grand Total (as of January 22, 2012) is: 15,234

Some minor points.

All those who were issued a license under a Board Resolution above – were licensed under the so-called “grandfather clause” of RA 9646 – specifically under Section 20 – without taking the board examination. This privilege (for those previously licensed under the old DTI Memorandum No. 39) however, expired last July 31, 2011, and now all new aspirants must take the board examination – if they are qualified.

The total number of RESP is 15,234, however the actual licensees maybe lower as some has not yet applied for a license, or their license was not released for some reasons.

The bulk of the RESPs as expected are the real estate brokers at 81.9 %, followed by the appraisers at only 17.9 %.

The consultants form a minuscule 0.5 % of the total. However, most (just like yours truly) are also brokers, and appraisers at the same time – as these are the requirements for taking the board exam for consultants under RA 9646.

The assessors and government appraisers on the other hand were counted in the appraisers’ column as their license are also as real estate appraisers.

Comments on the AIPO

The “integration” should not be interpreted per se as of the professions themselves (brokers, appraisers, assessors, consultants, ) but of the myriad groups that forms each profession for so many years.

Each has different concerns, and must by necessity eventually evolved into different groups sooner or later. For example the main problem for brokers are the colorums (ie.. unlicensed brokers, and other professions moonlighting as pseudo-brokers), while this is not so much for appraisers. For consultants, their problem is the overlapping function with other professions practically also doing the same thing (ie… engineers, etc.). With a force of only 68 nationwide, it still has to find its true niche in the market place.

The AIPO has to be organized mainly to protect, enhance, and develop the profession -and to make it relevant to our society.

Whether they like it or not, the organizers of the AIPO must be fair, and selfless, and be perceived as so – for without it they can not get the cooperation of the members they sought to represent.

In short, they must be wise as Solomon, a father like Abraham, and a friend we can run to when we have problems and fears – not someone we dread to approach like Zeus in Mt. Olympus – but a true brother (or sister) in the profession – truly interested in its welfare.

As of now, quo vadis?

Motto: “dum vita est, spes est!” (while there is life, there is hope)

One thought on “How Many Licensed Real Estate Practitioners Now In the Philippines?

  1. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Actually rarely must i encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you’ve got hit the nail to the head. Your notion is outstanding; the issue is something which there are not enough individuals are speaking intelligently about. We are very happy that I came across this in my search for some thing regarding this.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s