Is membership of AIPP beneficial?
We asked our members what they thought about their AIPP membership – here’s what they said…
John Clarke, Sapphire Properties
We have been members of AIPP for over 15 years now, our reputation both within the industry as a company and personally have always benefited and grown because of our membership. In addition, I recently had the honour of being elected by my peers to the AIPP Advisory Board.
Support within the AIPP for fellow members is fantastic, as are the benefits. We have achieved many sales when collaborating with fellow AIPP members, all of which help strengthen the relationship with other like-minded colleagues.
Michele Weedon, Director, Eden International Property Consultants
We have been members of AIPP for over 5 years now, the AIPP consumer marketing site (AIPO) is important to us. I think the ethos of the AIPO is an excellent way to guide potential customers to buy property overseas with confidence. Having my (free) listings on AIPO is very important for me because it helps me to build trust with people who could potentially become customers. This is only possible through my membership of AIPP.
John Goldacre, Managing Director, GoldAcre Estates S.L
Working with AIPP helps build our business profile with our clients giving them confidence that they are in the best of hands and ensuring that they are safe, secure and protected, every single step of the way with their purchase or sale of their overseas property through GoldAcre Estates We look forward to welcoming you to our company.
Paul Cherry, Managing Director, Chersun Properties
We are members of AIPP because this gives our clients reassurance that we will act according to the code of conduct set by the AIPP. The regular updates we receive from AIPP ensure we are up-to-date with changes in regulations and also gives our clients confidence that they are dealing with a trustworthy and a professional company. The benefits of being a member of the AIPP outweigh the financial costs and we will continue to be AIPP members.
Peter Esders, Judicare Lawyers
Judicare firmly believes in and supports the work that AIPP does to bring regulation and improved standards into the International Property industry and also its work in educating and protecting the public. In the work that we do we regularly see the result of transactions that have gone wrong and have to try and resolve those issues for clients. We applaud AIPP in trying to reduce these sorts of issues occurring in the first place.
We are proud to be members of AIPP and will continue to support their valuable work through our membership. The work that AIPP does for the public and the industry reflects well upon members. It also reassures the public when they are using a member to help them buy property abroad.
Louise Reynolds, Owner MD of Property Venture
After a career in the City, I launched Property Venture® to give common-sense advice to British buyers of a foreign property. I felt there was too much focus on selling and not enough down-to-earth consultation, guidance and objective advice in the industry. As such, our AIPP membership supports and endorses our position. It is good to be at the forefront of industry developments and be in a position to help shape them. Being a member also means making quality professional introductions through the various AIPP networking events and ‘Meet the Product Provider’ open days.
Jordan Woodley, Managing Director, Baker & Woods
We have been active in the international property market for a number of years and strongly believe in the objectives of AIPP. We share the same values as AIPP and, by being a member, this helps give our clients confidence, knowing that a company has a governing body to protect their needs.
Matt Wright, Owner, Platinum Estates Spain
AIPP is a great way to show clients that you take them and their transaction seriously. This gives everyone peace of mind that you are acting in the best interests of all parties and will do everything fairly and correctly. The logo is something I look for now in all agencies that we have any dealings with. If they are not a member of AIPP then I am always reluctant to work with them. I want every client of Platinum Estates to receive the best treatment.
Terry Lucas, 1casa.com
Staff at the AIPP have always gone above and beyond their normal day to day duties to help us with any queries or questions we have had. They are prompt and professional at all times. I would not hesitate in recommending them to clients and colleagues alike. Thank you.
Beverley Townsend, Partner, Spanish Dream Property
It is good to be able to give our clients the reassurance that we are part of a professional body and must comply with certain standards and regulations. As professional property finders, the AIPP gives us a voice in the wider industry.
Robin Wilson, Rightmove
Joining the AIPP is a no-brainer for us as they share the same values and aspirations we do in promoting confidence in the overseas market.
Joaquin Alvarez de Toledo Larios, BBVA Anida
BBVA is one of the largest bank in Spain and through our real estate subsidiary, Anida, Spain’s largest estate agent. We joined AIPP and have been glad of their guidance and support in building our UK agent network.
Jesualdo Ros Tonda, Secretary General, Provia
AIPP has been very active in recruiting & help train sales agents to represent our group in the UK. We are 10 major developers in the Costa Blanca area of Spain with at least 30 years of experience, combining forces through our local trade association, Provia.
Assad Fakhry, Andalucia Realty
We have, for more than 16 years, been promoting the Costa Del Sol to an international audience. We joined AIPP because we share the association’s values and fully support their various initiatives to improve buyer education & protection. We have been actively involved in the recent and dynamic AIPP initiatives to improve trade connections and we have grown our referral network as a direct result. This is a great benefit of membership and one in which we have participated several times.
Bill Reid, Owner MD of Reid Estates, Perth Scotland
Reid Estates is a very well established domestic agency business based in Perth, Scotland. We decided to enter the international property market place through membership of the AIPP. We have been pleased with the advice, support & network introductions our membership has brought us. We know we can call upon AIPP for guidance at any time and this is a great comfort and value to us.
Ian Crane, Owner MD of Ian Crane Estate Agents
We have been active in the international property market for many years and strongly identify with the aims and objectives of AIPP through our membership. We are very happy with the level and quality of member services provided by AIPP. We particularly appreciate the various opportunities to meet fellow members.