Bringing together its growing network of partner brokers and agencies, online retail startup Hoppler recently staged its Partner Brokers’ Kickoff Party last January 31 at the Manila House Private Club in BGC.
Under the leadership of its CEO, Ramon Ballesca Jr. Hoppler experienced growth in 2018, a reflection of the hard work and dedication provided by its network of partner brokers of more than 600 active members. Last year also witnessed the increase of listed properties on the Hoppler platform, provided by more than 900 real estate brokers and 1,500 property owners. At least one deal was closed per over 150 individual brokers/agencies, resulting in more than 200 high-end property sales and leases from the secondary market.
During the event, outstanding partner brokers were recognized in an awarding ceremony, topped by the Industry Leader Award which went to Robert Sarmiento, the owner of Robert G. Sarmiento Realty. Other individuals who bagged an award include 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.
Sharing a glimpse of what’s in store for Hoppler in 2019, Ballesca mentioned that the platform will include bank financing recommendations from local banks. As buyers view properties on the Hoppler website, they will see the possible loan amount 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.
“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,” said Ballesca, aiming to cover the northern and southern regions of Metro Manila.