Puerto Peñasco Chapter 51 of the Asociación Méxicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios, Association of Real Estate Professionals (A.M.P.I.), held its annual membership meeting on 12 March 2020. A.M.P.I. is a sister organization to National Association of Realtors in the USA, and in similar fashion to NAR, serves as a platform for education and ethical guidance of real estate professionals and the general public, and as advisors to legislators at the local, state and federal level. Chapter 51 was honored to host special guests A.M.P.I. National Vice President and President-Elect for 2021, Lic. Pedro Fernandez Martinez, and special representative from the Office of the Mayor of Puerto Peñasco, Lic. Gabriel Millan Cruz.

The meeting included a review of accomplishments in 2019, including a very successful 120-hour real estate course in which 34 new agents earned diplomas that entitled them to apply for real estate licenses with the State of Sonora, and in which a number of experienced agents obtained continuing education required to renew their licenses, as well as successful negotiation of a change in administrator for the organization, updating the bylaws which govern the cooperative agreement subscribed to by A.M.P.I. members, followed by the election of officers for 2020.

Newly elected officers for A.M.P.I. Chapter 51 for 2020, all of whom serve A.M.P.I. members and the community at large on a volunteer basis, include Joseph Toland, President; Jorge “George” Bravo, Vice President; Robin Miller, Secretary; John Thompson, Treasurer; Lic. Leticia Marquez, Vice President Legal; Kyle Wood, Vice President of Ethics; Cathy Poturalski, Vice President of Education; and Martín Martinez, Vice President of Events.  The new officers were inducted into office by A.M.P.I. National Vice President Lic. Pedro Fernandez Martinez.

There are many real estate agents in Puerto Peñasco, so you have lots of choices when you decide to buy or sell property.  All do not have their real estate licenses as required by the State of Sonora, and all are not A.M.P.I. members, so they are not bound by the A.M.P.I. Code of Ethics, or the agreement of cooperation among agents that dramatically increases property exposure for sellers, and widest selection among available properties for buyers. Working with a licensed real estate agent who is an A.M.P.I. member will serve you well as you negotiate the local real estate landscape. You can find an agent, or check an agent’s A.M.P.I. membership, on the website RockyPointAMPI.com.