As an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), the thought that this year might finally be the one where you get to buy a home in the Philippines should be exciting. You get to come home and see your family in that dream house. Chances are, you already know the kind of property you want to buy.
You’re thinking of a nice suburban community where your family’s future can be secure. Or maybe a condominium unit in the metro where your kids can stay while off to college. On top of that, you’re thinking about your own future plans and how this property investment should fit into that long-term.
It’s easy to get lost in price comparisons, independent brokers, and developer promos. Sure, you have to take your time to buy real estate. Exercising some caution is necessary, after all. But above all else, you want reassurance for your hard-earned money.
Ohmyhome agents have always provided just that to all types of homebuyers, OFWs included. They know that it can be tricky to buy from abroad and that’s why they do their best to inform buyers of all their options, even the ones that they don’t know about.
“I sold my first resale property to an OFW working from the Netherlands. He was a buyer who we were able to assist him in the process of choosing, planning, and tripping with his parents in the Philippines,” says David Ines, an Ohmyhome Sales Executive.
Resale properties are pre-owned homes up for sale. As property investments, these offer buyers units with a proven rental history at sometimes lower costs. On top of this, you can even bargain for a better deal with the private owner.
This client went with him because of the variety of choices Ohmyhome agents present. In this case, he had initially inquired about a brand-new condo and that he wanted to reside in Quezon City. But with his desired budget and preferences, David felt that it would be best to give him some options.
Ohmyhome super agents, after all, make it a point to be buyer-centric. “We listen first to their needs. Agents here are more of consultants rather than just being agents who just push and sell certain projects.”
David continues: “The funny thing here is that the property had some flooring issues. But transparency is what we’re all about. I told them upfront and even assisted them in quoting for possible repairs. We got to bargain for the property price, too. Done deal!”
For David and the rest of Ohmyhome’s agents, providing sound alternatives and being upfront means putting buyers’ needs first. This applies from the planning stage all the way through the financing.
How You Can Get Started
It starts with booking a free consultation, of course. Be open about your preferences for a property. From your desired location and budget to real estate developer brands you’re intrigued by and more, these pieces of information are vital to making your transaction process faster and easier.
After an assessment, you will be presented with customized property options. Unlike other agent services, ours can give you quotations from all the major developers of developer brands and property types in our inventory. Agents will be more than happy to set up a viewing schedule, which may come with transportation if need be. A representative or family member of yours can come, too.
Once you’ve chosen your house and lot or condo, you may talk to an Ohmyhome agent about payment terms, offers, and the like. You should then be given all the loan and financing options at our disposal. Ohmyhome partners with banks like Security Bank and BPI for these. We can help compare your loan options for you, as well.
And just like that, you got yourself a property investment. “Guiding you through the process is all part of the job. In the end, our only goal is to find the right property for your needs.”
A 2019 Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Consumer Expectation Survey reported that only 7.6% of households made use of OFW remittances for investments. Three years and a global pandemic later, the BSP looks to OFW remittances to help the local market rebound moving forward. You can be a big part of this rebound.
Book a free consultation with an Ohmyhome property agent today. For more information on the best and latest property listings nationwide and how our Ohmyhome’s online ecosystem helps investors like you, visit Ohmyhome.com or download the official Ohmyhome app.
Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.
Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.
Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.
The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.
Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.