Re-Introducing AMPI

May 9, 2016 by Gretchen Ellinger

Having been involved with AMPI as a member, an officer, even the President one year, for the past 10 or so years, I forget that everyone doesn’t know what AMPI is. The organization of real estate professionals in Mexico, the letters “AMPI” stand for Asociatión Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios,” in English, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals.

AMPI members are professional people who are involved in the real estate profession. Real estate agents, appraisers, real estate attorneys, engineers, developers, and others who work in real estate are eligible for membership. AMPI is a Mexican national organization, and there are over 50 local chapters in the 31 Mexican states and the Federal District, with the Puerto Peñasco chapter being the fifty-first. A sister organization to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States, Associate Members of AMPI are automatically members of NAR.

In addition to providing a code of ethics to which members subscribe, AMPI is an educational organization. AMPI Chapter 51 Puerto Peñasco coordinates with the State of Sonora Department of Economy to provide the education, in both English and Spanish, that enables real estate agents to qualify for the real estate license required by the State of Sonora. The chapter also provides mandatory continuing education for real estate license renewal, as well as education for brokers.

One of AMPI’s key functions is to provide the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Puerto Peñasco and its surrounding areas to AMPI members by subscription. The MLS shows listings for properties for sale, but more importantly, provides history and statistics that help to enable agents and their clients to make informed decisions regarding properties.

AMPI is committed to the highest quality real estate practice. To that end AMPI provides education to members and non-members alike. As you decide which agent you want to represent your real estate interests, you will want to be sure that your prospective agent has a State of Sonora real estate license, and you may want to choose an AMPI agent, as well. You can find a list of all AMPI real estate agents, and other members, plus the code of ethics, contact information for officers, and more at www.RockyPointAMPI.com.

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