Why leave a promising career with another development for SMDC? Kresta explains the factors that got her to transfer to, and eventually stay with, SM’s real estate arm.
Kresta P. Destura is one lucky career woman. Imagine having a great start in one company, and then unexpectedly leaving it for something that turns out to be better. That's exactly what happened to her when she left a flourishing sales job with one real estate developer in favor of SMDC.
Kresta’s career in real estate began three years ago with another developer, where she stayed for a year and even earned the title of top seller. So with a great start like that, what urged her to transfer to SMDC?
"My sister-in-law works here at SMDC. Assistant manager na siya. Kinakailangan daw niya ng mga tao to help sa mga quota niya. Binitawan ko yung opportunity ko for my family. I need to help them para ma-sustain yung needs nila. I have 4 kids. They're all honor (students). They're all scholars, so I need to do my part because my children have done their part,” she explained.
And it seems her drive to excel did not waver even after such a major career move. She proudly declared that she is 2013’s annual property specialist for SMDC’s M Place, and is currently handling Grace Residences.
According to Kresta, what makes SMDC a great employer is the way the company treats both its customers and employees. "Ang kagandahan kasi kay SMDC, makatao lahat ng rules and regulations, even sa clients. Yung mga na-de-deliver na unit sa kliyente ko, tama naman,” she shared.
This fairness, she said, is one of the things that help her excel at her job. “I'm pro-client. I always give the best to my clients. That's my secret,” she revealed.
She also cites how SMDC helps with both their career development and personal growth: "Marami akong natutunan dito. Good thing with SMDC, maraming trainings, maraming seminars,” she said. “They developed me, kumbaga, kung paano maging professional. May mga trainings kami dito for attitude, dining, etiquette, protocol. Natutunan ko lahat yan sa SMDC," she added.
With these benefits and more, Kresta’s positive she wants to stick with SMDC for a long time, saying, "Para sa akin, eto na yung lifetime work ko, with SMDC. Unang-una, yung commission namin, madali naman silang mailabas. At the same time, yung pagiging pro-client.”
“Bakit pa ako maghahanap ng ibang developer? Lahat naman ng hinahanap ko, nandidito na sa SMDC," she enthused.