Ignacio Acosta Sorge, CEO of the International Real Estate Alliance and Melisa Dos Santos, Commercial Director, were present at the hugely popular A Place in the Sun Live event at Earls Court in London on the 26th-28th March 2010. The IREA-AII’s participation in the exhibition was a great success, presenting their property-advertising service to an enthusiastic reception. The IREA-AII owns 664 real estate advertising websites, integrated by a common database. By advertising on one website, clients automatically have their properties listed on all 664 websites in the network.
The award-winning A Place in the Sun exhibitions are the UK’s biggest and best-attended overseas property shows, based on the TV show of the same name. Hosted twice a year, in spring and autumn, each A Place in the Sun Live exhibition features 100s of exhibitors, 1000s of properties from more than 40 countries, free seminars, and professional advice on all aspects of international property buying. Overall visitor numbers at A Place in the Sun Live were over 6,000, with the crowd enjoying freely given independent advice on international property purchases.
With the focus on four favourite UK holiday and retirement destinations – France, Spain, Portugal and Turkey – the event attracted many serious overseas investors and over 200 exhibitors. The IREA-AII used this excellent opportunity to consolidate business relationships with associations and agencies from all over Europe and forge new partnerships.
The estate agencies specialising in international property to whom the IREA-AII demonstrated their unique multiple listings network included: Town and Country Central, Compass Amazing Resorts, Universal Properties International, Atlas International, Bonalba Residential Golf and Spa, Lloyd Bailey & Morris Ltd, PureSpain, Prudential Palms Realty, and Wrights Overseas Property SL.
Mr Acosta said their participation in the exhibition was a very successful and worthwhile experience, and that the IREA-AII looks forward to contributing again in the future.