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VIP Almeria & Professional Qualifications and memberships

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VIP Almeria Professional Qualifications and memberships

VIP Almeria are a Licensed Estate Agent in Spain and qualified by ANAI – Asociación Nacional de Agentes Inmobiliarios

In a complex market such as housing, it is important that you let yourself be accompanied by a professional. Therefore, make sure that you always work with a qualified and registered agency. VIP Almeria meets all legal requirements to carry out the profession of estate agent in Spain. "Surely all agents are??, unfortunately not ......"

In Spain, until recently, there was no regulation on the industry, meaning anyone could self-proclaim to be an estate agent. With the new legislation passing in the regions and thanks to the trade associations, there will be an overview of which estate agents are professional and skilled. Always check that you are using a professional for this service and as a buyer, this VIP service is always free!

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Asociación Profesional de Agentes Inmobiliarios de España

The API title is issued by the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Environment, after attending a training course and passing the qualification tests. 

API certified real estate agents are highly qualified professionals in all real estate issues and are supported by the Association of Real Estate Agents, who supervises the professionalism of the services of their members.

API España establishes strict professional standards and codes of conduct to which member estate agents must adhere (a kind of NVM or BIV). The association has a certification programme for estate agents, under which those who meet certain criteria can earn the title “API”.

To obtain an API title, estate agents must meet strict requirements in terms of education, experience and professional conduct. They must also have professional liability insurance and adhere to API España’s code of conduct.

VIP Almeria API registration number: 01103

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G.I.P.E - European Professional Real Estate Managers

VIP Almeria are associate members of Gestores Inmobiliarios Profesionales Europeos with asociado number 3651.

Complying with European, national, and regional regulations, including anti-money laundering regulations, data protection laws, consumer protection laws, housing laws, and the association's bylaws. 

GIPE is a bilingual association of real estate agents that was founded in 1985 and became the first bilingual association (Spanish/English) in 2023.

   * To join GIPE, the criteria are to work in the sector, take the "European Professional Real Estate Manager" course online and sign the code of ethics.

   * The monthly fee includes professional civil liability insurance.

 GIPE's commitment is to provide training and support to associates to create greater professionalism in the sector and increase the prestige of the profession.

A community of highly trained real estate professionals committed to excellence.

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AIPP - UK Based membership

Association of International Property Professionals

The Association of International Property Professionals is an UK non-profit organisation that aims to promote and ensure standards and ethics in the international property sector. It is an additional protection for British buyers covered by the Property Ombudsman.

The AIPP represents professionals and companies involved in buying, selling and investing in international property. It has members around the world, including brokers, developers, lawyers, financial advisers and other service providers in the real estate industry.

A company that is a member of AIPP indicates its commitment to high standards of professionalism, integrity and customer service. The association has rules of conduct with which members must comply. If there is a problem, the association helps resolve it. This ensures that consumers are protected.

AIPP is a membership organisation run by an Executive Team and guided by an Advisory Board to which Stephen Howlett was elected as an advisory board member. 

Joining AIPP back in 2014, Stephen believes AIPP’ role has successfully grown since they launched in 2006; “The AIPP to me is more than a trade standards body; it is working to further develop ethical, fulfilling careers in the sector and protect clients. In particular, my experience of the AIPP trade Zoom meetings, initiated at the very start of Covid, enabled easier interaction with fellow professionals worldwide to develop new ideas and concepts in these troubling times thus improving Trade Business development & best practice.”

Joining AIPP pledges your commitment to uphold professional values. Our compliance advice to members is endorsed by UK National Trading Standards (Estate Agency Team)

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