An integral part of any real estate market is ensuring there is a healthy, successful real estate association that can provide guidance, education, and, when needed, policing of the association’s rules and regulations. This is most true in Mexico, where there is no licensing for real estate agents, and often the association is therefore looked upon to educate its members and punish those who may not be following the rules. The only way this is possible is if agents themselves dedicate their own time and energy by serving on the local real estate board.
In Puerto Vallarta, there have been many who have done so and have done a good job of it. But no one has done as much, dedicated as much, as Silvia Elias of PV Realty. For many years she served on the local real estate board as President, but from there she went on to serve as the region’s representative for AMPI (Mexico’s real estate association) nationally, and then further on still to serve as Mexico's FIABCI (Worldwide real estate association) President, which she’s held since 2017. She also serves on FIABCI's Worldwide board as the Membership Committee President.
Recently in Mexico City, Silvia chaired FIABCI Mexico’s board meeting that welcomed the World President of FIABCI, Mr. Walid Moussa of Lebanon, to Mexico. During his visit, he attended the inauguration of the annual Assembly and Board of Directors of AMPI-Mexico City and AMPI Nacional respectively. During Mr. Moussa's visit, he also had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Carlos Slim Helú, who received the honor of becoming a FIABCI Distinguished Honorary Partner.
Pictured above are Silvia Elias with Walid Moussa, Carlos Slim Helú and board members.