Rightmove Joins Association of International Property Professionals

Monday, 15th June, 2009 by Overseas Editor

Rightmove announced today that they have joined the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP), the trade body set up to promote professionalism and best practice in overseas property sales and marketing.

Robin Wilson, Head of Overseas at Rightmove comments:

“Trust is a vital element when buying and selling homes, particularly when dealing with companies overseas where location and language can make a potentially stressful process even harder. As the biggest online property brand in the UK, our users place a lot of trust in us to deliver quality properties and work with professional businesses, so it’s a natural fit for us to sign up to the AIPP as they share our values and aims in promoting quality and confidence in the overseas market.”

Rightmove Overseas is the overseas property business of the UK’s number one property website and deals directly with property owners and advertisers to market properties and investments overseas.

Wilson continues:

“We only accept advertisers that meet minimum requirements for handling UK business and membership of AIPP will help us promote even higher standards of professionalism and trust in the overseas property market. The AIPP is a great organisation who are passionate about raising standards and confidence in the industry and we’re excited to be part of their growth.”

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Paul Owen, Chief Executive of the AIPP said:

“The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) exists for one reason and one reason alone: to improve standards of professionalism in the international property market. When you see that a company is a Member of the AIPP it means that they have been vetted and approved, and that they have voluntarily agreed to follow and be bound by the industry Code of Conduct. We’re pleased that Rightmove have chosen to work with us to promote the AIPP and help consumers have a better experience with overseas property.”

Buying and selling abroad isn’t risky as long as you don’t leave your common sense behind at the airport and only deal with reputable companies. The Association of International Property Professionals was set up to help consumers avoid dubious practices and maintains a membership of companies that commit to a voluntary code of conduct. You can search their membership database via www.aipp.org.uk.

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