If Your Website Isn’t Driving Leads, You’re Wasting Your Time

The purpose of creating a website for your real estate business is not just to increase your visibility—it’s also to increase your accessibility. It’s important to drive traffic to your website, but you also have to make sure visitors know what to do when they get there.

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First, make sure your site is clear about who you are and what you do. Very few visitors will make it to your site purely by a random accident. The Internet is too big, and the kinds of people who are actually looking to do business don’t have that kind of time. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should assume every hit on your site is someone who knows exactly what she’s looking for. Visitors have to know immediately that you’re a real estate professional looking to help them sell or buy their home. A spiffy banner or flash video introducing your site can be effective, but it better deliver that information quickly and clearly.

Second, make sure your site is clear about where you’re located. The Internet is not a local newspaper: anyone can access your site from anywhere. If you live in a place with a common name (Springfield, perhaps), people halfway across the country may end up on your site pretty frequently. What’s more, if someone searches “real estate agent Chicago” on Google, your Orlando-based business probably won’t be the first result—but that doesn’t mean it won’t be on the list. That said, visitors should know right away what communities or areas you serve. Otherwise, half of your leads will be about as useful as spam emails.

Third, make it easy for visitors to see what you have to offer. It’s all about convenience. Nobody is flipping through the yellow pages anymore. People won’t call you just because you’re a real estate agent, or because your company is in its hundredth year. They want to see that you have what they’re looking for before they pick up the phone, so let them know by making your listings available for them to browse. Furthermore, you need to make sure that those listings match your actual inventory at all times. That means updating them not just on a weekly basis, but whenever they change. If you leave up listings for homes that sold days or weeks ago, visitors may not only see you as lazy or negligent: they may also interpret this as a bait-and-switch ploy to rope them in. That will cost you leads.

Finally, make sure those people who are interested after visiting your site know how to reach you, and that they have more than one way of doing so. Display both an email and a phone number, along with any other contact information, prominently at the top or bottom of every page. It goes without saying that all of this information should reflect a high degree of professionalism; listing hellokitty82@hotmail.com as your email address or directing users to a personal Twitter account you use to gush about celebrity sightings is probably worse than not listing your contact information at all.

Above all, remember that no matter how bad the market is, your leads are out there, searching for the path to their new home. All you have to do is show them the way.

Author: – placester.com

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

How working from home can boost your Real Estate business

Real estate agents and brokers still like to argue about whether we work more effectively out of our homes or at a real estate brokerage office.

Some say they’re most productive in an office environment. Buyers and sellers may perceive that agents who work out of real estate offices are more “professional” than those who do not.

There are some jobs where it is really important to go into work. I have never heard of a heart surgeon who telecommutes or a bus driver who works from a home office.

Some agents work with clients who are impressed with opulent offices and dark suites. But I’ve had plenty of clients express relief when I offer to come to their home or office to meet with them, or in a coffee shop that is close to their home.

What others call “unprofessional” I call personalized service.

Where we work should really be a personal choice. We should focus on what we can accomplish, instead of where it is being accomplished.

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When I work with clients, I work all over town. I go in and out of houses all day, and spend a lot of time in my car. Much of my work in marketing homes happens on the Internet, as does most of my prospecting for new business.

Where we work should really be a personal choice. We should focus on what we can accomplish, instead of where it is being accomplished.

Most of the time, I’m too busy to go in to an office to work. I do most of my office-type work in my well-appointed, but modest, home office. No one ever has trouble finding me if they have a question or need some help.

There are people who do not have a place to work at home. I know of a couple of agents who live in smaller condos and who have young children at home. They need places to go to work. For them a real estate office is where they are the most productive.

My children are adults and I don’t have any more interruptions at home than I would have in an office. Most of my interruptions come in the form of phone calls, text messages, emails and the occasional tweet. I can be interrupted anywhere, and I don’t find working at home at all distracting.

If I’m working at home, I do take care to confine my work to my office, and out of other parts of the house. When I don’t want to work in my home office, I go to a coffee shop or a co-working collaborative I belong to, CoCoMSP.

As a CoCo member, I can drink the coffee and use the space to meet with clients. I occasionally use conference rooms for meetings or presentations. I spend my days in the community. As a result, I know a lot of people. Sometimes they ask me to help them buy or sell real estate.

There are collaboratives that are just for real estate professionals, but I don’t understand why anyone who is a real estate agent would want to spend their days with other real estate agents. Opportunities to network and to socialize with other agents are plentiful both online and off. There are so many other people to network with, it’s hard to find the time.

Real estate agents from the same office rarely collaborate with each other. We collaborate with clients and with agents who are representing the other party in a real estate transaction. We may work together for hours and days or even weeks and never see each other or meet in person. We share information electronically and sometimes resolve problems via telephone.

Office meetings are important, but only if you work in an office. The rest of us do just fine without ever going to a meeting. We get our news on the street and through the associations and over the Internet.

If I were running a real estate office, I would focus on making it a comfortable place to work for the agents who need a place to work. I would not provide a lot of space because most productive agents don’t sit in offices all day.

My comfortable workspace would include strong Wi-Fi, great coffee and an assortment of stand-up desks, a large table, a wall of white boards or glass, and perhaps a treadmill desk or two. There would be some meeting spaces with tables and chairs, and a comfy chair or two with some decent lighting for reading. I would provide at least one large flat-screen TV with Chromecast and an Apple TV.

Having special spaces for teams would be a great way to pay for the rest of the space. There would be parking and 24-hour access, because real estate is not a 9-to-5 kind of job.

The most important factor for me in choosing a workplace is that I have everything that I need to be productive.

Some days I’m not productive no matter where I go. Other days I get massive amounts of work done while everyone else is in bed or driving to work.

Sure I could step away from my computer and reach out to people in a more personal way — if I liked people, and if I could get them to look up from their phones long enough to have a conversation.

If I worked in a real estate office, I would probably have less contact with the general public than I do working from home.

Author: Teresa Boardman – Inman News

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

5 Tips for a Successful Open House

Put signs on street corners and cookies in the oven, then sit back and wait for the happy buyers to show up.

That’s all there is to holding a successful open house, right?

Wrong!

There is, or at least should be, a lot more thought and effort put into holding an open house than just directional signs and making sure the home smells good, although those are important too.

Whether open houses are effective in selling a home is subject to debate within real estate circles, and this article isn’t going to attempt to solve that debate. Like many other aspects of real estate, the use and effectiveness of open houses varies by region. NAR has reported for years in its annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers findings that 10 to 15 percent of people find the home they purchase via yard signs/open houses. While that’s not a huge number, it is significant. And, let’s face it: Any exposure to potential buyers is a good idea.

Regardless of your definition of “successful open house” the fact is thousands of homes are held open every weekend, and if you’re going to hold an open house, here are some things to think about.
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5 Tips for a Successful Open House

Market the event: If you want traffic, you have to let people know about the event. Aside from the curbside directional signs (and yes, tying balloons to them really does help people notice them) here are some ideas for marketing your open house:

  • Team up – Talk to other agents with listings in the area and coordinate a “neighborhood open house weekend.” Having multiple homes in the area held open will attract more traffic, and you can all take advantage of each others’ marketing efforts. Try something fun like creating a “punch card” or “open house bingo” where visitors get a stamp at each house they visit and can turn it in at the end for a gift card or prize drawing.
  • Tag along – Time your open house to be held at the same time as a community event. A local soccer game, the neighborhood garage sale, the grand opening of a local restaurant. It’s OK to shamelessly borrow traffic from another event to help yours.
  • Old school door hangers – Door hangers work. The neighbors want to see inside that listing. So let them know about it. But don’t limit hanging flyers to just surrounding homes. Put them in adjoining neighborhoods as well. Lots of people want their friends and family to move close by, but not that close, so target the surrounding subdivisions as well as nearby homes.
  • Advertise on public sites
  • Change it up – Why does every open house occur on Saturday or Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.? I have no idea. Dare to be different. Try an open house on a evening during the week. Do it on a Saturday morning and advertise there will be cartoons on the big screen for the kids. Hold it during the big football game and turn the open into a tailgate party. Think outside the box. Being different attracts attention, and attention means visitors.

Educate the sellers: Make sure your sellers understand the positives and negatives of having their home held open. Share NAR’s data with them so they don’t have false expectations of getting a sale THAT DAY. Let them know the risks of theft. Help them understand that traffic is good thing. And yes, tell them that you may pick up buyer clients for a home other than theirs. In short, set the expectations up front.

Let the neighbors be nosy: Rather than sit there and lament that the only traffic you are getting are “all those nosy neighbors that just want to see the remodeled kitchen they’ve been wondering about for months,” try actually embracing the fact that nosy neighbors can help sell a home. “OMG Sally! You should see that new kitchen in the home down the block. You’d love it, and we could walk the dogs together every morning if we lived so close to each other!” It happens. Consider a “neighborhood exclusive.” Open the house an hour early to just the neighbors in an “invitation only” event. All that is needed for this is creating a few special flyers highlighting the early and exclusive opening, just for them.

Hide the valuables: Hopefully you’ve educated your seller clients long before open house day about the need to secure their valuables, and prescription drugs. Those should all be safely tucked away for the duration that the home is listed. It is especially important for open houses though as, sadly, opens are a known source for the bad guys to either case the home for a later burglary, or outright theft at the moment. Prescription drugs are highly targeted. Lock them away.

Collect contact info: Make it easy for visitors to sign in to the open house. “Registering” or signing in serves two purposes: 1) it helps from a safety perspective (but isn’t foolproof!); and 2) it gives you a way to add contacts to your database as well as follow up with interested visitors. Registrations can be done with something as simple as a piece of paper on a clipboard, or as cool and techy as an iPad app.

Bonus Tip: Be safe. Unfortunately, there are bad people out there, and sitting in a home, alone, can make you a target for the bad guys. There is better safety in numbers, so consider partnering with another agent in your office to sit the open together. Even better, bring along a trusted lender. That gets you an extra body while providing your visitors with the opportunity to talk to a lender right on the spot. Other safety tips include being aware of your surroundings, pre-plan escape routes, and don’t go into rooms with no exit.

The bottom line is this: Your open house is a marketing event. Treat it as such and plan, prepare and follow up. Your sellers will be impressed, your database will get some entries, and you just might wind up cashing a commission check.

Source: Zillow

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

How Content Marketing Can Get You More Leads

Think of the content you put on your Web site as the first step in asking prospective clients to engage in a conversation about their needs.
Content marketing is an ongoing conversation. If you can capture the interest and trust of your readers, you have exponentially increased your opportunity to capture and nurture these conversations into motivated and loyal clients.
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Every time you can provide value to your reader, you have an opportunity to ask for something in return. Namely, you can ask permission to stay in touch or follow up with this reader-turned-prospect.

Asking permission is as simple as presenting your reader with a pop-up, or having calls to action in your site’s sidebars or within the framework of your site design.

1. Build an Opt-in Marketing List

There’s really no better time to reach out to someone to start a conversation about their needs and wants than when someone visits your Web site to view a home for sale.

When you’re consistently publishing new opinions, analyses, and insight on your site, you have an opportunity to ask readers for permission to send them updates when you add new content.

From personal experience and from what I’ve heard other industry experts report, it takes an average of nine to 18 months of online research and preparation before a home buyer completes a purchase. So an opt-in marketing list is your nine- to 18-month pipeline. If you’re not adding new information to your site on a regular basis, you lose the opportunity to keep visitors to your site updated.

2. Content-Specific Lead Generation

Creating content around current market trends is a great way to offer specific help or guidance related to your content. The best example I have of how this works is a market report that I posted on our Web site a couple of months ago. I based it on a market report offered by a popular research service that I subscribe to, and I broke it down, explaining what each statistic and trend means to home buyers.

I titled the article “The Science of Buying a Home in a Low Inventory Real Estate Market.” The basic point of it was to show that in low-inventory markets, using an agent that has in-depth knowledge of local trends and market conditions will give the buyer a competitive edge.

At the bottom of the article, we added a call to action to sign up for automated “Market Reports” that will keep the home buyer informed and educated and possibly even give them a competitive advantage.

That article generated 10 registrations for market reports in the first 48 hours that the article was published.

3. Financing-Related Lead Generation

The focus of the majority of our content marketing efforts is financing-related challenges, qualifying questions, and assistance opportunities.

One of the most effective lead-generation strategies we use is a buyer assistance finder. This is a form that invites buyers to give us some basic information, and we use it to match them with available assistance once we determine their eligibility to qualify.

This is a great opportunity to get your lender involved in your marketing efforts by asking them to contribute content and share their experience and expertise for the benefit of the visitors to your site.

With home buyers and home owners being of common interest to both REALTORS® and lenders, there is a great advantage to seeking a marketing savvy, content-creating lender partner. This skill set is more commonly found with an individual loan officer, as opposed to something a company offers.

You’re looking for unique, sincere, well-communicated content. A writer’s resume is their blog. All it takes to interview a marketing partner is a Google search.

Managing Expectations

Content marketing is a long-term strategy that requires a well-thought-out conversion strategy. An important part of your success is expectation management:

  • Expect a lot of trial and error.
  • Expect a lot of testing and tracking.
  • Expect that you will succeed if you don’t give up.
  • Expect that your clients will be more loyal.
  • Expect to hear, “I’ve been reading your articles for a year.”

Most Web site solutions allow for easy publishing. Hopefully, you are working with WordPress.

Adding content on a regular basis is as easy as spending three to five hours a month or week, which is what I’ve invested for years.

Gaining a competitive edge in your online market may be as easy as creating more content than your competition.

Author: Scott Schang – Realtor.org

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

8 Traits That Can Improve Your Customer Relationships

Find out what personality characteristics tend to make up a successful salesperson.

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Why are some salespeople more successful than others? What separates the top earners from those who fail to reach their potential? Could it boil down to personality?

Not quite.

Top salespeople “include both extroverts and introverts and all degrees in between: shy and outspoken, talkative and quiet,” says David J. Lill, author of the sales textbook Selling: The Profession (DM Bass Publications, 6th edition, 2012). “However, certain core characteristics seem to be present to some degree in the most successful salespeople.”

Gaining clients’ trust is an important component of real estate success. Just how important? Look no further than the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey, where honesty and trustworthiness are ranked as the most important factors home buyers and sellers consider when choosing a real estate agent.

In his 35 years of training top producers, Lill has observed certain traits that improve face-to-face client interactions and help build credibility and rapport. According to Lill, these are some of the characteristics present in the most successful salespeople:

1. Enthusiastic

Do you have passion and excitement for the work you do? It can show in your client interactions. Enthusiasm isn’t expressed just as excitement, Lill says; it can also be shown through a calm, quiet confidence. Enthusiasm helps demonstrate a genuine belief that you believe you can help your clients fulfill their needs.

2. Inquisitive

Stop talking and start asking and listening, Lill says. Good salespeople tend to ask a lot of questions. Indeed, a study by Steve W. Martin, an author and expert in sales linguistics, shows that 82 percent of top salespeople scored high on curiosity.

Martin has interviewed thousands of top salespeople over the last decade to hone in on what makes them top earners, giving them personality tests to measure the core personality traits that separate them from their peers. The top salespeople tended to show their curiosity by asking their customers lots of questions — sometimes difficult and uncomfortable questions — in order to close any gaps in information. Questions help you discover more about your clients, uncover their primary buying motives, and flush out and discuss any potential concerns.

Every prospect has unique needs, so spend more time in the discovery stage with your customers. Avoid jumping into the know-it-all role of telling prospects what you think they need. Ask and then listen to their specific situation before you propose solutions. Once they’ve expressed their concerns, use “what if” questions to gauge their interest in the solutions that you suggest.

3. Empathetic

You’ll need that inquisitiveness to show empathy — another core sales trait of a successful agent, Lill says. Empathy involves having a true understanding of a person’s concerns, opinions, and needs, and reflecting that understanding in your conversations with the client. Don’t fake empathy or sincerity — your clients will quickly pick up on it, which will lead to distrust. Make sure your comments or compliments are genuine and relevant to the conversation. “People do not always care how much you know; they want to know how much you care,” Lill says.

4. Goal-driven

To be successful, you need a plan of action, Lill says. Consider what you want to achieve in your real estate career and how you can work toward fulfilling those goals. Top salespeople tend to take initiative and be self-starters by setting goals with an action plan for how to achieve them.

Lill recommends using the SMART process for goal-setting: Make your goals specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, andtangible. He recommends writing down specific goals. For example, instead of “increase my income,” write “increase my income by 50 percent in the next year.” This will help you more easily evaluate your progress. Lill also recommends attaching a tangible reward to your career goals to add motivation, such as more money, recognition, or an award or plaque.

Have a plan to continually monitor your progress. For instance, at the end of each week, take a personal account of what you’ve accomplished. List the five habits or attitudes that were the biggest obstacles to achieving the results you wanted and consider how you can change them. “Working toward goals increases your creativity and problem-solving ability,” Lill says.

5. Resourceful

How fast do you think on your feet? Resourceful people analyze what works and what doesn’t, and they study industry information to guide them.

“On the spur of the moment, [top salespeople] can think of new ways to make a point, new applications and creative uses for products, and unique reasons for a particular prospect to make a buying decision,” Lill says.

To be more resourceful, start by keeping good records, such as handwritten notes, when you are asking your client questions about their buying or selling motivations and concerns. This will not only help reinforce your own memory and understanding of what they’re saying but also show the other person that you think what they’re saying is important. They’ll likely perceive the gesture as a compliment and a sign of thoroughness. Then, repeat the concerns they express to you — including key phrases they use — to make them feel heard.

6. Friendly

Pushy, overly confident salespeople are a turn-off. Not surprisingly, clients prefer friendliness when trusting someone to guide them through one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. “The salesperson with a pleasant, outgoing disposition is remembered and favored,” says Lill.

When you’re first meeting a prospect, your goal should be to establish rapport in the first few minutes of conversation. This will help put the person at ease and signal that you’re not trying to “sell” them on something. “Small talk may be discussions of topics unrelated to what you’re selling,” Lill says. “Topics like mutual friends, similar interests in civic organizations, hobbies, and family life are frequently used.”

7. Adaptive

Be able to sync your communication style to one of the four basic personality styles that your clients are likely to display. People will respond more favorably to a style that is similar or complementary to their own. For example:

Driver:Tends to be competitive, fast-paced, goal-oriented, and wanting to see results.

Adapt your style: Be prepared, organized, and to the point. Know their goals and offer them several solutions.

Expressive:Tends to be spontaneous in their decisions and often will jump from one topic to another.

Adapt your style: Let them talk, but gently refocus them when needed; show interest in them personally; and propose solutions through stories and illustrations.

Amiable:Tends to be friendly, sensitive to how their decisions affect others, and slow to act.

Adapt your style: Get to know them personally, be prepared to move at a slower pace, and use small talk to help establish rapport.

Analytical: Tends to be detail-oriented and show less emotion.

Adapt your style: Don’t rush them to make a decision, but allow them plenty of time to assess a situation. Provide lots of information and be prepared to answer questions in detail.

Observe your clients’ behavioral clues, such as their speech, use of time, reaction to others, and tone of voice, to see which of the four communication styles they likely fit.

“It’s using psychological reciprocity,” Lill explains. “You’re getting into their mind-set. You don’t change your style, but use techniques to accommodate their style.”

8. Persevering

Part of success is how you handle rejection. There will be prospects who will not want to work with you, buyers who choose not to buy, and sellers who decide to work with another agent despite your numerous attempts to convince them otherwise. Sometimes clients may not be forthcoming as to why they decided not to work with you — try not to take it personally, Lill says. It may come down to bad timing or budget constraints.

“Setbacks outnumber triumphs,” Lill says. “Salespeople must have reserves of strength and resilience to fall back on when this happens.”

Author: Melissa Dittmann Tracey – realtor.org

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

Ten Time Efficiency Habits For Realtors

Great time management means being effective as well as efficient. Managing time effectively, and achieving the things that you want to achieve, means spending your time on things that are important and not just urgent. To do this, here are 10 habits you should adopt to achieve maximum efficiency and employment of your valuable time:

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1. Start Your Day Earlier; Get up Earlier: The key to wringing more out of your day or getting the most from your time can often be just starting your day earlier. When I have deadlines to hit and projects to complete I have the habit of getting up earlier.

It can mean that I complete my previous day earlier by going to bed earlier. If you are like me, the evening time is rarely a time that I can work on projects and important tasks. I am generally too tired to be able to focus well. I am much better off hitting my sleep pattern earlier in the evening so I can get up earlier in the morning. I have been known to go to bed at 8:00 p.m. or earlier but get up at 2:00 a.m. That way the house is quiet. I can establish a time where I can increase my high focus production time.

I find that the most successful people and time managers have one thing in common. They are early risers. The old fable “Early to bed and early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise” is true. If you just get up a half hour earlier each day, those 30 minutes add another 182 1/2 hours to your year. You gain an extra 23 days of eight hour work days in a year. It’s like you have added more than another month to your year. You have established a wonderful new habit in only 30 minutes a day of reduced sleep.

2. Plan Your Day in Advance: Being able to plan your work and work your plan is a habit of high achievers. Establishing your objectives, priorities, and agenda for tomorrow before you leave today will increase your effectiveness in your business and life. Ask yourself these questions:

  • What didn’t I get done today?
  • What did I do really well today?
  • What could have I done better?
  • What really frustrated me today?
  • What do I wish I had been able to do today?
  • How was today on a scale of 1-10 and why?
  • What priorities do my boss, my customers, or my employees need me to accomplish?
  • What is the most important thing I need to do first tomorrow?
  • What does my family need from me when I get home?

You need to be able to ask yourself some key questions to make sure you are on the track to your habit of time management and success.

3. Eat Healthy and Exercise Regularly: That might not seem like a time management habit or tip but it is really important. When we are not in shape physically and we do not have the proper fuel for our bodies it affects our time management. It takes us longer to accomplish tasks. We waste time because we are not physically able to keep pace with others or the pace we need to complete our objectives and advance our career.

There is a direct connection between your physical health and your usage of time. If you are overweight and out of shape it takes longer to do anything and everything. It takes longer to write a report, walk from your car to the office, fix dinner, or even get dressed in the morning.

Reducing your fat intake, lowering your carbohydrates, eating lean protein, and reducing your portion sizes will help shed excess weight. Increasing our use of strength conditioning will increase our metabolism because we have increased our muscle mass and muscle will burn more calories than fat. By doing cardio vascular training three times a week such as bike riding, walking, running and swimming we can increase our stamina. You might mix up your workout to avoid boredom. Try a number of different cardio options to keep it fresh.

4. Spend Time in Quiet Time, Prayer, and Meditation: I notice a significant difference in my effectiveness, energy, accomplishments, and my time usage on days when I am on my morning routine of quiet time versus when I am off or omit it. My routine is to get up early and pray, read, and study my devotional Bible each day. When I adhere to that routine I am far more centered spiritually for the day.

To ignore the relationship between our spiritual being inside, our physical bodies, our brains, and our goals and accomplishments is to be naïve. We have a clear connection in all these areas that relates to our use of time and the effectiveness and accomplishments for our day. For me when I give the first of my day to time in “The Word”, prayer, and meditation; more gets accomplished and my time is better spent throughout the day. My focus is intensified and my overall state of mind is much calmer and more patient than if left to myself.

5. Meal Plan for the Whole Week: Whether your feelings of food are being merely fuel to your body or your view of its position is to be indulged and enjoyed, planning ahead is a wise habit to establish. I learned this habit from my mother. She was very deliberate in meal preparation for the family. She would decide on the family meals for the week in advance. She would select the family meals based on the sale items at the store, special occasions that week and family preferences. She would map out on paper the meals and ingredients she needed to prepare the meals for her hungry family.

She would then go to the store once to collect the groceries for the week. She didn’t operate through impulse buying throughout the week. She didn’t waste her time multiple times a week trying to find a parking spot, getting a cart, walking the aisles of the store, fighting to keep toddlers controlled, waiting in the checkout line, paying the bill and using coupons, loading the groceries in the car, unloading the groceries, taking them in the house, and finally putting them away. She did that necessary part of life once a week rather than numerous times a week as most people do today. What a colossal waste of time because of our lack of vision, decision and organization.

6. Delegate Almost Everything: The best time investors delegate better than most others. They figure out what is really important, valuable, meaningful, and fun and do only those things.

The key in both personal and business life is to delegate the task or activity to the lowest paid competent person. Many of us struggle with this because we don’t want to be viewed by others as being “too good to do _________.” It’s not an elitist view we should take. It’s the efficient and also effective view. Don’t do anything unless it brings you or someone else you love joy.

I can’t say that I am big on playing dolls. I would say that like most men I didn’t grow up playing with dolls. I do know that there is an incredible amount of joy that comes to Annabelle when I get down at her level and play with her dolls. When we have tea parties with her dolls and make believe my joy comes out of seeing her joy come out of her. I wouldn’t delegate doll playing to anyone.

I would gladly and do delegate yard work and any fix it work to anyone skilled enough to take it off my hands. I am willing to pay someone to do these things that matter little to me, my family, or my business. To these things I say, “pass me a doll.”

7. Say No More Often: We all must get in the habit of saying no. We live in an overcommitted, stressed out, rushed world. We have people who want more of our time at work. We have people that want us to contribute our time to the school, the church, the Junior League, business associations, our golf club or athletic club, the kids sports teams, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, United Way, political parties, Cancer Society, MS Society, the hospital, Boys and Girls Clubs, Rotary, Lions. There is an endless list of organizations that need our help and resources. The one resource that they want the most is time.

I am not saying tell all of them no. The truth is we have to say no to some of them because we can’t do all the things most successful people are asked to do. When you become more successful people will seek you out for help. As you get better at your time management your level of success will grow. People will notice there is something different about you. They want what you have and want help because they sense something special about your skills and results. We have to learn to say no!

8. Always Use a Time Management System: Whether you use a Franklin Planner, Day Runner, Day Timer, or CRM you must use something.

You could also just create a time block schedule. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career or who you are, you must have a time management system.

9. Begin Every Day at Zero: Start over and start fresh each day. Resolve to make each day a perfect ten. If you didn’t have a good day yesterday in how you managed your time, give yourself a clean slate to begin anew today. Conversely, if you had a wonderful day yesterday at your time management, don’t let your guard down. A greater day yesterday doesn’t automatically translate to a great day today in your time management. The past is history. The future is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why they call it the present. Unwrap each day with anticipation and expectation of unfolding a wonderful day of production, success, fulfillment, service to others, results, and relationship building. Use your time to create the largest, best, most significant return on your time invested as possible.

10. Simplify Life: We tend to make our lives more complex than is necessary. We work to fund our lives so our work can overtake our life. Our wants tend to expand significantly beyond our imagination, can overtake our capacity and our willingness to delay our own gratification. If we are faced with ever expanding bills, increasing monthly obligations and debt it makes it difficult to invest our time in other more meaningful pursuits in life beyond working and earning a living to pay the bills.

We need to embrace the habit of being content in all our circumstances. Being content doesn’t mean stuck, or not striving for better. It just means there is a limit to the chase of keeping up with the Joneses. It doesn’t mean to give up, but to be happy and grateful for the things we do have rather than exclusively focusing on the things that we don’t.

There will always be someone with a bigger house, more houses, better cars, more cars, more money or more of anything that you might want. Contrary to pop culture, He who dies with the most toys doesn’t win; He merely dies and leaves most of his toys to the Internal Revenue Service and his family. Live your time, enjoy your time, and simplify so you are not a slave to a lifestyle. An ancient proverb says that the borrower is servant to the lender. The time of the borrower is also servant to the lender.

Author: RealtyTimes.com

 

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

Diversify your real estate lead sources

We talk a lot in our industry about the fastest path to real estate leads

Traditional methods of farming one’s sphere of influence and prospecting to increase that sphere are still highly successful when done correctly.  We just don’t talk about them as often as we should, because they require two very un-sexy ingredients:  planning and hard work.  One could say that building a website or a social media identity requires much of the same–there is no shortcut to organically becoming a well-respected entity online.

Far too often, our conversations about lead sources are focused on the easiest and least labor-intensive ways to generate real estate leads.  This, of course, almost always leads to internet lead sources.

There is nothing wrong with trying to decrease the amount of labor required to generate a new lead.  Businesses strive for efficiency, and ROI is directly affected by the amount of capital and labor that must be invested into a system to generate a certain number of leads.  The problem that seems to arise more and more often, is that the goal of short-term savings seems to blind businesses to the necessity of having a long-term strategy.  This is especially prevalent in discussions of online real estate leads today.

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Your real estate “team” is not involved in professional sports or gambling

Professional sports organizations are highly incentivized to win quickly.  This causes a strategy within many teams that focuses only on having the best possible team on the field right now, no matter the long-term cost.  Some teams will sacrifice the training of younger players and backups, and put all of their emphasis in one bucket:  funding players who are ready to win right now, even if they are older players who only have one or two seasons left in their careers.

This gamble works for some teams.  They win a championship and get the glory.  But even for the teams that win in this fashion, there is a harsh reality waiting around the corner.  They’ll soon be the aging/retiring team with no young stars in-the-making, and no backups with experience to take over.  They’re likely to be one of the famous first-to-worst teams that fall flat on their faces when their short-term gamble runs out.

That’s just the winners.  Other teams’ high stakes bets don’t pan out at all.  The veteran experienced quarterback who was acquired in an expensive transaction blows out his knee.  The team had already cut their best backup QB to make room in the budget. This team’s plan was to ride one single horse to victory, and now there is no one waiting in the wings to lead them.  It will likely take many years, or far more money, to rebuild.

The reason sports teams can make this gamble over and over is that they’re financed by billionaires who can afford to make a lot of huge mistakes.  Coming in last place for them means trying again next year.  You, on the other hand, are not a billionaire.  Coming in last place means pulling your children out of private school or selling your spouse’s new vehicle.  Most real estate agents’ financial well-being is on the hook for another good season, year in and year out.  That’s probably why many of us keep making the mistake of confusing a short-term tactic with a long term strategy.

Buying Leads From Online Sources – A Tactic, Not a Strategy

To be clear, I don’t believe that buying some leads from online sources is a mistake.  Frankly, for some businesses, it is highly profitable.  There are a plethora of lead sources, all with varying degrees of quality depending on the agent and the location.  Buying leads can fill a temporary seasonal gap, create a boost for a new business, or be a long-term tactic as a side business to supplement the leads coming from your website, social media, your sphere, and your prospecting.

The problem appears when a business decides that all of its business will be purchased from an online source.  This business has decided that it has no need for a sustainable lead generation model with a predictable cost and ROI, because its current income source is paying the bills.

A business, or agent, that produces no leads on its own, is a business that is crossing a long, narrow bridge in the fog.  The bridge seems strong at the moment, and it is supporting the business’s needs, but the other end of the bridge can’t be seen.  The business person has no idea when it ends, if it ends, or what kind of condition the bridge will be in after travelling further.  If the bridge gets a little narrower, a little more unstable, or starts showing some cracks, there aren’t any contingency plans in place.  Without any other way to continue, the business becomes a powerless passenger who simply hopes that everything will continue in its current state in perpetuity.

That is literally the state of a real estate agent whose entire business is being purchased from a 3rd party online.  A lead source can cease to exist in a single day.  It may be purchased by another company.  Competitors could outbid the agent and take over the leads for that agent’s location.  Lead quality may decline.  Prices can be raised at the drop of a hat, with no explanation necessary.  The number of leads received at a certain price could be changed to the number of “impressions” an ad receives, without any correlation to the previous value received.

If your entire business is reliant upon the service of another organization, and you have no controls in place for cost or longevity, your career will live and die at the whim of your servicers.  Even if you’re selling homes like hotcakes with your current lead source, it just means you’re driving a much nicer car along that narrow bridge in the fog.

 

Build a wider bridge, weather the bumps in the road

On the other hand, those businesses that diversify their lead sources have far more options when one source doesn’t seem to be working out as they had planned.  Not everyone is great at social media.  Knocking on doors will not appeal to some.  Postcards, flyers, community events, blogging, networking, and prospecting are all opportunities that may not be every individual agent’s forte, but certainly a handful of them could be employed by any agent.  Much like investing for retirement, the wider net a business casts in its revenue generation model, the less likely their income will disappear all at once.

When businesses build their own lead generation from the ground up, they create a much wider bridge, with a much longer field of vision.  As agents create an identity online, in their business community, and in their social sphere, they generate a broader path to revenue with long-lasting effects.  The business identity doesn’t cease to exist the day that the business stops paying for a single service.  The persona and knowledge of that business grow and filter throughout that community, often on their own, continuing to create opportunities for lead generation even when the business owner’s foot is not on the gas.  This wider, stronger path to revenue provides multiple alternative lanes for relief if any single path fails.  This is a strategy of not only revenue generation, but also of insurance–of which real estate agents have far too little.

 

Build a strategy in the tough times that will be strong in all markets

We’ve all seen enough of the carnage that our associates lived through during the real estate downturn.  High times encourage many to adopt unsustainable business models that reap quick profits but ultimately have no long-term strategy.  As we finally make our way back into a healthier, appreciating real estate environment, it would be wise to focus on building a strategy today the diversifies business income and creates a durable business model to survive the peaks and the valleys of the real estate cycle.

I’ve had the *fortunate* experience of having survived the crashes of three separate industries in my 20 years of work, and it has allowed me to look at long-term business in a much different way.  However, I understand that this will fall on some deaf ears.  I was also once a young brash salesman who had a single outstanding lead source that made me feel invincible.  The money was intoxicating, the ride was wild, and it ended in a spectacular crash.  I’d hope that my own experience could help others avoid making the same mistake.  But, for those that can’t escape the draw of the quick fix and the fast car, good luck.  Hit the gas, head down that narrow bridge, and enjoy the ride–just buckle up for the finish.

Author: Sam DeBord – Inman News

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

Brokerage Allows Sellers to Pre-Test Prices

A real estate brokerage has launched a new service called the “price whisperer” that allows home owners to get feedback on a price for their home before actually listing it for sale. Redfin’s new “price whisperer” tool allows potential sellers to gauge the pricing of their home from potential buyers while giving buyers a “sneak peek” at homes not yet on the market.

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“The most important decision when selling a home is what price to charge,” says Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. “The traditional process often amounts to a high-stakes guessing game with tens of thousands of dollars at stake for the owner.”

Home owners provide the price they want for their home, while also getting advice from an agent. An agent then takes photos of the property and e-mails up to 250 active buyers with a question whether they would pay that price for this home. The address is not disclosed. Buyers are also asked if they’d like to tour the home.

Redfin says the service is not intended to generate pocket listings. If there is interest in the property, the agent will recommend that the home owner list the property on the Multiple Listing Service before selling.

“Selling directly to a buyer without listing the home on the MLS is called a ‘pocket listing,’ and generally does not benefit the seller,” according to a release from Redfin.

The service is being launched in Boston; Chicago; the Los Angeles area; New York; Portland, Ore.; San Diego; San Francisco Bay area; Seattle; and Washington, D.C.

Source: Redfin

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

Transform vague property ads and agent services into top-notch marketing

If your words fail to paint a mental picture, you’re doing it all wrong.

Whether you’re marketing a home or marketing your services, specificity is better than a broad generalization.

But if you read many real estate advertisements you’ll see that all too many are filled with vague statements that merely take up space. They don’t offer any specific information to spark a reader’s imagination or interest.

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For instance: “Excellent service.”

What does that mean, exactly? My idea of excellent and yours might be far different. So instead of using a generalization that fails to paint any kind of mental pictures, be specific.

If you return all calls within 30 minutes, say so. If you update your broker price opinions (BPOs) monthly, say so. If you preview homes for your buyers before dragging them around town, say so.

Whatever it is you do that you consider to constitute excellent service, tell your prospective clients about it.

Then there are the property descriptions.

Think about the statement: “Great yard.”

Does that mean it’s landscaped with mature shrubs and flowers that bloom at different times throughout the season? Or does it mean it has a 6-foot-high dog fence? It could mean a yard big enough for the kids to pay touch football, or small enough to require little maintenance time.

After you write something, read it and think.

Does it conjure up any mental images? If not, you definitely need to start over.

If you used generalizations but you get mental images because you know what you considered “excellent” or “great,” then get rid of the generalization and write about what you saw in your mind’s eye. That way, your reader will be able to see it, too.

Originally published by Marte Cliff, Marte Cliff Copywriting, on ActiveRain.

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.

Originally published by Marte Cliff, Marte Cliff Copywriting, on ActiveRain. – See more at: http://www.inman.com/next/transform-vague-property-ads-and-agent-services-into-top-notch-marketing/#sthash.M8R3ytFi.dpuf
Originally published by Marte Cliff, Marte Cliff Copywriting, on ActiveRain. – See more at: http://www.inman.com/next/transform-vague-property-ads-and-agent-services-into-top-notch-marketing/#sthash.M8R3ytFi.dpuf

10 superpowers of the world’s greatest social media marketer

When I was little I so wanted to be a superhero. I couldn’t wait to get home from school to watch cartoons. I marveled at the mild-mannered Clark Kent’s quick change from reporter to Man of Steel and the amazing Wonder Woman with her ability to miraculously foil the bad guys without ever breaking a sweat. I haven’t forgotten my dream, although truthfully I never imagined it would require superhuman feats to be successful in life. Juggling friends, family, health and career just to enter the game.

What’s become more and more apparent in the world of online marketing is that the game has changed and we all need to become superheroes if we want to be heard above the noise. Now that everyone is a publisher, it’s not enough to create content and send out a few tweets: Your Spidey sense has to kick in, allowing you to really listen to your audience, create compelling content, and share it with an audience that you’ve taken the time to nurture.

While we may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, we still have the potential to do great things. Here’s a good place to start. Let me know what superpowers you think are required to be a great marketer and I’ll add them to the list.

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Author: Seth Price – InmanNews

Why Use AMPI?

AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.

AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates. Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.

Developed over the years with the input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices. AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980. AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.

The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.

AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.