Mexican Association of Real Estate Agents Sworn in at Beachside Breakfast in La Paz


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Susan Fogel
With contributions by John Glaab, Director Emeritus
Ceremonies and rituals help us mark passages in life. And last Saturday on the patio of the beautiful Playa de La Paz condo development, the board of directors of Asociacion Mexicana Profesionales Inmobiliaria (AMPI) was sworn in. Even though the board was elected in the Fall, they waited to hold the Toma de Protesta or swearing in ceremony until May, the anniversary month of the La Paz chapter of AMPI.
Founded in 1956, AMPI is the association of real estate agents here in Mexico and they are affiliated with the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And AMPI members may join NAR and also use the big blue R Realtor trademark to describe themselves. Mexico is on the short list to host the 2014 congress of the International Land Federation.
But the board members weren’t sitting idly by waiting to be sworn in.
They have continued to work to elevate the level of professionalism and ethical practices within the real estate group, and to inform the public that AMPI members are the only real estate agents they should be working with.  They have staffed a booth promoting La Paz at a real estate expo in Van Nuys, CA and have contributed money towards campaigns to keep their industry vital.
Many sectors of La Paz municipal and state governments were represented including Lic. Sergio Gutierrez La Barrera representing our mayor, Esthela Ponce. Gutierrez also administered the oath to the board members. Jose Luis Gaytan is the president, Victor Granados, vice president, Susan Fogel, secretary and Eduardo Ramirez, treasurer. Other board members sworn in were Brian Westerlund, Gordon Herpst, Carolina Ortiz and Luis Rojas.
It was a gorgeous day at the beach, the water sparkled, the white tents billowed in the breeze, and a lovely breakfast was served. How better to mark a special occasion then at the beach?  Jeffrey Curtis, the developer of Playa de La Paz, hosted and underwrote the entire event.
For more information about International and National real estate happenings email John Glaab: John.glaab@settlement-co.com and follow AMPI on Facebook.
Susan Fogel is the broker of www.Prestigepropertygrouplapaz.com
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