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7 Things I Need as a Newbie Real Estate Broker

7 Things I Need as a Newbie Real Estate Broker - A ShopBack Wishlist-

Working from home comes with a special blessing-slash-curse.

I’m online pretty much the entire day and sometimes, that means easier access to online shopping websites! That spells disaster for my bank account, but the good thing about being online all the time is discovering services that help me save money. I stumble upon promos and discounts, and I also learned about

ShopBack is the #1 cashback/rebates site in the Philippines that gives you cashback for your online purchases on top of exclusive discounts. Basically, you earn while you shop! I wrote about ShopBack early this year, and since then, my cashback only increased. I can no longer shop online without using it!


The best thing about ShopBack is its reliability. It has over 300 partnering merchants like Lazada and Zalora (even Althea!) and was featured on The Manila Times, Philstar,, GMA Network, Tech In Asia, Channel NewsAsia & more. It is also present in 5 other countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Taiwan. When I cashed out my earnings a few months ago, I was surprised because it was super easy. Plus, I was able to withdraw the amount I earned in full!

Because of ShopBack, I’m more confident to shop online because it saves me big bucks. Right now, I’m in the middle of a big lifestyle transition. While I am still working for my employer full-time, I decided to exert more effort into my real estate work — I’m a licensed real estate broker — and I might need quite a few things.

(Of course, this is not the same for everyone. This is what currently need as someone who is working from home full-time, homeschooling a preschooler, and looking forward to a start-up realty office!)

What’s in the Cart of a Real Estate Broker Who Wants to Practise

1. Camera

Specifically: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (P13,995)

All real estate practitioners know that you must have a decent camera to take pictures of properties. I used to have a Samsung WB150F and I was able to use it for more than 2 years. Now it’s already conking out and I can’t really just depend on my phone for pictures all the time. Lumix is my ultimate camera crush, btw!

Available on Lazada

2. Wireless Vacuum Cleaner

Specifically: Bosch BBHMOVE3 Hand Stick Vacuum (P12,474)

Almost every day I wish I had a reliable household helper lol, but the truth is finding a good one that is 100% trustworthy is like finding a needle in a haystack. So instead of paying someone a monthly salary, why not buy household appliances that make life a breeze?

Available on Lazada

3. iPad Mini

Specifically: iPad Mini 2 16GB (P12,399)

A good tablet is also a real estate practitioner must-have. You can use it to update your website or Facebook page on the go or use it to show your clients pictures and property info. I used to own an O+ tablet but it conked out only a few months after it was bought. Two thumbs down, boo!

Available on Lazada

4. Dishwasher

Specifically: Fujidenzo DS-65SC 65L Infrared Tableware Sterilizer (P10,965)

Same reason as the vacuum cleaner! I don’t know about you, but washing dishes takes up so much of my time, it’s frustrating!

Available on Lazada

5. Running Shoes

Specifically: Nike Air Max 2016 Running Shoes (P9,445)

Nike Air Max 2016 Running Shoes

You’re gonna be everywhere if you’re going to work as a real estate practitioner! You’re going to go on site visits, go to banks, offices of developers, even government agencies. So a pair of sturdy running shoes is a must. (Also, this will probably inspire me to go to the gym.)

Available on Zalora

6. Pocket Projector

Specifically: Lenovo Pocket Projector P0510 (P13,299)

This is also very useful for on-the-spot presentations. The best part? It’s so small and handy you don’t have to lug a huge piece of equipment wherever you go!

Available on Lazada

7. Oven

Specifically:  Imarflex MOD-CV30DS 30L Microwave & Convection Oven (P10,000)

The last item on my wishlist is a toss between a slow cooker and a convection oven. A slowcooker sounds awesome, and I’m sure I would have access to hundreds of slow cooker recipes. But I’m paranoid. I can’t leave anything turned on when I leave the house because what if there’s a power interruption? Que horror! So it’s a convection cooker; at least I can make lunches without hassle!

Available on Lazada

You know what’s even more awesome? If I buy these things via, I’ll get a percentage of my money back guaranteed! So essentially I’m saving money on these stuff. It’s very easy to use, too. All you need to do is:

  1. Sign up
  2. Select your preferred store. You can find a list of the top online shops offering cashback here.

    ShopBack Philippines

    Some of the most popular ShopBack store partners

  3. Click on it and wait to be redirected to your preferred website. Shop using this window and this window alone. Do not continue your transaction or complete your shopping using a new tab; otherwise, you won’t earn your cashback.
  4. Wait for your cashback to be credited into your account (you may receive an update via email). That’s it!

What’s on your wish list? Share your wish list and get a chance to win awesome prizes from!

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  • Reply Michi August 22, 2016 at 9:30 am

    From your list, I want the wireless vacuum cleaner. In my case, I want kitchen aid mixer, blender and luggage. 🙂

  • Reply Nilyn August 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I love the dishwasher the camera and the projector but most of all of the camera, haha. I’ve been wanting to buy a decent camera but I don’t think I’ll be able to give justice if I purchase a DSLR, coz I’m not a pro photographer. I also wanted gopro because it’s super handy and perfect for moms like me. I’m still weighing things out right now and besides I don’t have money to buy yet, hahaha. And now I see this camera and it looks really lovely hahaha!

  • Reply Coi August 22, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I like the camera and dishwasher! I, myself, am not a fan of washing the dishes! I just hate it when I touch the food on the sink. It grosses me out! Arte lang hehehe. I really want a Canon GX5 as this is what I’ve been seeing from most vloggers (hehehe). Sana in the future I would be bale to have a really good camera for myself for blogging hehe 😉

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei August 23, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Twenty years ago I worked in the AV industry and the smallest projector then was much bigger than a laptop. How technology has advanced!

  • Reply Mommy Anna August 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Looking for a camera also and got intrigued in wireless vacuum cleaner 🙂

  • Reply Eve August 24, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I want the camera and dishwasher! We have a DSLR but it’s too big and heavy for me, so the Lumix is just perfect. I wonder though how the dishwasher works. I agree that we need these things to make life easier.

  • Reply Janice August 24, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I would love to have a dishwasher too! It’s going to save me a lot of precious time. Plus, it’s gonna prevent me from soaking my hands in soapy water too much. It’s very drying!

  • Reply Heart Calimlim August 24, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I love the dishwasher as well. Good luck to us sis ♥

  • Reply Cheryl F August 25, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Great list. I would love to have a new camera too. The one that is equipped with wifi. I have that wireless vacuum cleaner. But burnt because I forgot that its charger is 110v and not 220v. Tsk tsk. Good luck!

  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy August 25, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I have yet to create my list too. I’m eyeing that microwave oven also as ours is broken and the older one that’s functional seems too dilapidated naman.

  • Reply Melissa August 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I would like to buy a camera as well since we can use it a lot in our travels and the vacuum cleaner would definitely make my life easy! Tempted to have one of those dishwashers pero wala ng paglalagyan sa bahay hehehe

  • Reply Joy August 26, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I like a vacuum cleaner too! 🙂 I agree with you when you said finding a reliable house help is like finding a needle in a haysack, grabe ang hirap talaga. 🙂

  • Reply Jhanis August 27, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I’m not in the real estate business but I love everything on your list especially the oven! Learned about shopback last year and i have to agree, it’s a great way to save money. 🙂

  • Reply Marie August 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I am seriously vying for that dishwasher and camera. Everyone needs a dishwasher para naman may rest from chores hehe.

  • Reply Jing Giorgious August 27, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    I want that camera! Very handy unlike my Nikon DSLR. Perfect for events 🙂 Oh, and the dishwasher too! Nakakapagod talaga maghugas ng plates 3x a day. Hahaha 🙂

  • Reply May Palacpac August 28, 2016 at 8:04 am

    A dishwasher! Do these things actually work? I want one too. Dishwashing’s become a challenge for me too lately.

  • Reply Berlin August 29, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    As a real estate broker, i agree that you will be needed that projector and camera. The projector would be your quick solution for that savvy presentation and that camera wjll be the answer for that beautiful photos to go with your presentation.

  • Reply Jerzee Benavente August 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    That’s a nice pocket projector! I haven’t really checked shopback yet. But, will be looking into it after this. Looks interesting.

  • Reply Mhaan A August 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I want the same camera! I also heard that Lumix is a great brand. Haven’t tried Shopback yet since I have nothing to buy for now. And the projector is so cute ha, first time to see one like that.

  • Reply Edel September 9, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    That vacuum cleaner looks nice and I think I need that! This shopback seems a nice option to shopaholics like me. 🙂

  • Reply jared's mum September 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I think every stay/work-from-home mum needs these in her life! I’d love to have a dishwasher at home, just imagine all the time I can save if I have this handy helper around. I am also in dire need of a new pair of trainers as my old is already giving up on me.

    I’ve read a couple of posts about shopback and it is probably high time I go and check it out!

  • Reply Gilian November 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I’m really interested to use shopback but I’m not in the Philippines. I’m trying to see how I can manage or use it. 🙂

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  • Reply Sajid December 27, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Great shop back!!! Thanks for information 🙂

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