"I wonder why AMPI Mazatlan engaged an attorney. There is legal help at AMPI National. Legal help and advice should have come from National. That is why we pay our fees.
The Presdentof AMPI should have contacted CONFECO at the National level. The…"
"AMPI is a trade association similar to the National Association of Realtors. Professionals gather together to learn and share experiences. Price fixing is a no-no. Commissions cannot be set within the organization or we will all have problems. Fees…"
"Roger, and other AMPI Chapters,
In the Ajijic - Chapala area we had a similar experience several years ago that was apparently brought about by several discontented local AMPI (or GIL-our local MLS association) members.
So as someone suggested-…"
"Well, that is a big wrinkle!!!
Here is the website for the COFECO - lordie..I have never heard of them before...
That is very wierd..for example here in Guadalajara - there are two other associations - besides AMPI -…"
"Very interesting Roger. Please keep us posted on what you find out. I'd like to hear exactly what AMPI Mazatlan is being charged with and also to know how National is responding. It sounds outrageous to think that Mazatlan is spending $48,000…"
Here is a new wrinkle! COFECO (Another federal agency) just filed a complaint against AMPI Mazatlan (And ONLY AMPI Mazatlan) claiming that we are somehow, mysteriously, a MONOPOLY! How a voluntary association can become a monopoly is baffling to me. A monopoly has to be able to restrain others from going into competition (Which is certainly not possible in our field) and to fix prices! How in the world could members of AMPI control the prices of real estate? “You can sell that home, but only…See More