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See us on a Place in the Sun

Between 2008 to 2023, VIP Almeria supported the idea of Spanish home ownership to a overseas audience with A Place in the Sun. 

We have been the only Real Estate Agent who have constantly and physically been present for Costa Almeria at these property exibitions in the past 15 years. As the flight paths have altered to Almeria, the 90 day / 180 day ruling for the British market, our market share has shifted to national and International Euro clients. Whilst we have decided against attending any UK shows in 2024, we will continue to offer our support as an advertiser with the portal. 

Previously attended shows and exibitions: 


A Place in the Sun Showcase | Dubin -RDS | October 2023 and 2022

At the RDS in Dublin in 2022 and again in 2023.

The Irish economy is booming with strong buyer-interest emerging across a range of overseas countries and the strong domestic property market creating substantial budgets for second homes. Come and speak to the professionals who live and work in the areas that include;  Spain, Portugal, France, Florida, Italy, Greece and Portugal Turkey and Cyprus.

VIP Almeria were present covering Costa Almeria in Spain.

The event offered visitors over two days; an exhibition space with circa 30 to 35 stands , a catering area and adjoining seminar space to accommodate the seminar programme which will, as always, include stars from the TV show.

 Other previous shows attended with APITS:

A Place in the Sun Live | London Olympia | May 

After a very successful Manchester exhibition in March of this year, A Place in the Sun Live headed to London and the appetite for buying overseas property was just as strong. 

Our three-day event attracted 5,145 paying visitors with 60% of them planning to buy in the next 12 months.


A Place in the Sun Live | Birmingham NEC | September 

 A Place in the Sun Live at the NEC Birmingham



Birmingham which was the most popular event with 6,714 visitors. Birmingham is ideally located in the centre of the U.K and boasts a wide catchment. 


VIP Clients free tickets for shows we attend with A Place in the Sun:

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Crowds at A Place in the Sun expo

Steven at A Place in the Sun Expo
VIP Almería
VIP Almería stand at A Place in the Sun
Filming an episode of A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun expo
Steven at A Place in the Sun
NAR Global

Reflecting Back to the Activity of our Recent Shows

A Place in the Sun Live at the NEC Birmingham this weekend was well supported by our clients who enjoyed a busy weekend to defy wider market conditions. Attendance of 6,714 exceeded expectation - with no mention of the ‘B’ word. VIP Almeria were again part of a 3 person panel speaking at the Hub each day, discussing their Costas which was very interactive.

At the A Place in the Sun Live in Manchester.  Over the three days, we saw 4,835 people visit A Place in the Sun Live Manchester to meet 86 exhibitors, these were serious buyers in the hall with some very good budgets and an appetite for buying an overseas property undaunted by the current political climate. VIP Almeria were part of a 3 person panel speaking at the Hub each day, discussing their Costas which was a great success.

At A Place in the Sun Live London. We were delighted to exhibit and be a returning panelist promoting the Costas with Roy and Mark showcasing Costa Del Sol and Costa Blanca with ourselves promoting "Why Almeria". That weekend produced a consistent flow of visitors and the feedback was that buyers were high quality with some impressive budgets. There was a buzz in the air making the event a strong advert for overseas home ownership. This show’s total attendance was 6,577 people.

VIP Almeria have been awarded a hat-trick of titles Real Estate Firm of the Year in 2018, 2017 & 2016. This award is set up to recognise the firms which are among the best and brightest when it comes to real estate, able to flourish in this dynamic sector. Nominated and Winner of Best Broker Costa Almeria,  We were Almeria Area expert as titled in 2012 by A Place in the Sun to a panel member in all the live shows of 2019 / 2022 and 2023.

In addition to our involvement in over a dozen successful TV shows, VIP Almeria ensured to be present at a number of property shows to offer area and property advice for the Costa Almeria. Mojacar and the surrounding areas. We are still available to discuss all property options such as those included in our own profile Section on "A Place in The Sun" which showcases all of our listings.  

Stephen Howlett is a licensed estate agent in Spain and qualified by ANAI – Asociación Nacional de Agentes Inmobiliarios (API) with asociado number 01103API (Agente de la Propiedad Inmobiliaria) is the largest Spanish real estate organization. The API title is issued by the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Environment.

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.

In addition, our Professional Association to the Real Estate Managers in Building Promotions (GIPE) Gestores Inmobiliarios Profesionales Europeos with asociado number 3651 as a member the European body CEPI. 

in addition to being a AIPP business member, also a elected advisory board member to the AIPP. We are qualified, licensed, regulated and inscribed in the "Registro Mercantile de Almeria". CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist, plus a member of the National Association of REALTORS® with NRDS ID: 061237049. Licensed Property Service Providers & Auctioneers in not one but two different countries with a unsurpassed selection for all tastes and budgets. Our knowledge is key to finding your own place in the sun. 

After filming another A Place in the Sun episode
A Place in the Sun expo
The Naked Agent
VIP Almería stand
Steven, Alec and Jasmine at A Place in the Sun expo
The VIP Almería stand at A Place in the Sun
Team members
Filming inside
2019 Expo Stand
Steven on A Place in the Sun
Steven and Jasmine
The Naked Agent at A Place in the Sun
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