Good news from AIPP - Oct 10


“GOOD NEWS FROM AIPP” is our regular newsletter bringing AIPP members updates from their Association, and on the more positive news stories from the industry this month.

This month's edition included:

  • AIPP Consumer Guide launched: “How to Buy Overseas Property Safely”
  • Successful AIPP Zone at The Property Investor Show & OPPLive
  • Join us at our next member event: Stockport (Manchester, UK)
  • New look website:
  • AIPP feature in “The International Retirement Directory”
  • Industry ‘good news’ round-up
  • New member of the AIPP team: Sharwin Matthias, Membership Consultant

Here's a selection of this month's 'Good news'...

Successful AIPP Zone at The Property Investor Show & OPPLive

The Property Investor Show & OPPLive played host to the “AIPP Zone” again this year; an exhibition area allocated for AIPP members only. This was a great opportunity to catch up with many of our members, as well as new industry faces and international property buyers. Mark Sharp hosted Saturday’s “Avoiding the pitfalls” consumer seminar, as well as speaking on a number of industry panels over the 3 days.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Zone at the show, including Rightmove Overseas, Ash Communications, Barrasford & Bird Worldwide, Orbit Alliance, Azure Property International, Bacolet Bay Resort & Spa, and Property Global Investments. Bacolet Bay’s Nick Cheesman said: “The AIPP Zone was bigger than at previous shows, with a constant buzz of networking. It was great to meet up with existing partners and to make contact with new, potential agents”.

Congratulations goes to AIPP members Chebsey & Co, Invest in Brazil, uv10, Grup Immobiliari Natal Brasil and Morgan Forbes who all picked up an ‘OPP Award for Excellence’ at the show. Details of the AIPP Awards 2011 are coming soon...


AIPP feature in “The International Retirement Directory”

AIPP will enjoy a 6-page feature in the 2nd edition of ‘The International Retirement Directory’, which will be available from outlets including later this year. “According to recent research by the British government, 42% of Brits aged 55+ want to leave the UK, with 38% wishing to do so in the next five years,” says publisher Colin Miller. “That represents over three million people who are making plans now to buy a holiday/retirement home.”

The AIPP section in The International Retirement Directory will offer buying tips and advice, and appear alongside a ‘Property Buyers Guide’ which will list companies specialising in overseas property sales. Listings in this section will be offered to AIPP members at special discounted rates; for more information contact the publisher at or +44 (0)1273 648909.


Industry ‘good news’ round-up

A selection of some of the more positive news from our industry in recent weeks...

“Overseas Property doing better than media suggests”

"Huge jump in Spain property sales"

"More Britons investing in property overseas"

OPP Award winners: congratulations to our members

“French Recovery Officially Underway”

“Increasing demand for luxury properties in Thailand”

"Realistic prices bringing back buyers to real estate market in the Bahamas"


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