Last updated on January 14, 2018
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Half of Quintana Roo’s real estate advisors do not have a license, a situation that is no longer excusable, said Pedro Luis Martinez of the National Chamber of Commerce in Playa del Carmen.
Luis Martinez explained that two years ago, when certification began to be demanded, it was a very slow process because there were no regulations, but now it has been greatly streamlined and can be completed in two weeks. For this reason, organized advisers such in Canaco, only carry out business activities with those who have registration.
“It is natural, for those who have made an effort to comply with everything that the authority asks, from the fiscal point of view, is not willing to share an equal commission or work with people who do not have a license or recognized education in real estate,” he explained.
The adviser said he understands the high number of unregistered real estate agents because in this area, 70 percent of those who start leave in the first year.
“There will always be people who are dedicated to the activity but not complete the registration process,” he added.
As of December 8, the new Real Estate Business Center will be inaugurated which will serve as a headquarters for advisors with their own access, cubicles and meeting area to take care of the image of affiliates.
“Many real estate advisors meet with their clients at a café which is not the ideal professional place. That is why we made the effort to create the new real estate business center thanks to the Chamber who provided the place,” he explained.