WELCOME ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE AEAN CHAIRMAN RIVERS STATE ON THE OCCASION OF INAUGURAL TRAINING SEMINAR IN PORT HARCOURT
WELCOME ADRESS DELIVERD BY THE BRANCH CHAIRMAN ASSOCIATION OF ESTATE AGENTS IN NIGERIA (AEAN) ESV. EMMANUEL DOUGLAS FNIVS, RSV. ON THE OCASSION OF INAUGURAL TRAINING SEMINER/LECTURE FOR ESTATE AGENTS PRACTICING IN AKWA-IBOM & RIVERS STATES, HELD ON THE 13TH OF OCTOBER, 2016 AT THE VINEYARD #88 WOJI RD. GRA.II, PORT HARCOURT.
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Today marks a new era in the practice of Estate Agency in
the South-South geo political zone in Nigeria, especially Rivers and
The Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN) was midwife into existence by the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers (NIESV) principally to bring all persons doing the business of Estate Agency under one umbrella body. Members of NIESV superintend over the affairs of AEAN and ensure that they regulate their activities, develop their skills, train and retrain members, and set up legal framework while in practice. The common question has always been who is really an Estate Agent? An Estate Agent is someone who has taken the job of finding houses, land, property, equipment for clients to buy, sell, let, lease for a fee. By the definition, Estate Agency is an all-commers’ business. No wonder you can find a husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, inlaw, gateman, driver etc. acting as an Estate Agent and benefiting from successful transactions.
Unfortunately, these untrained Estate Agents are focusing on
the percentage fee rather than build up a career with integrity in service.
There has been embarrassing developments on the activities of some fraudsters
in the guise of Estate Agents. Their actions have polluted the heart of many
who take pleasure in padding transactions for quick money. More often, they
find themselves in police net.
This attitude has discredited others with genuine intentions
in the business. No wonder the society seem to look down on whoever is an
Estate Agent and even short change them.
The training seminar which is a continuous professional
development program is aimed at:
the society at large
trends and innovations gained from research
clients and mentor others
but a few
The AEAN categories of memberships are:
- Certified Estate Agents- (Fellows and Associates of NIESV)
- Associate Estate Agents- (HND & above in any discipline)
- Estate Brokers (EB)- (OND and below in any discipline)
- Ordinary members- (WAEC)
We’re looking forward to getting the Rivers State House of Assembly pass a bill that will regulate and ensure that anyone practicing Estate Agency in Rivers state is registered with AEAN to protect the unsuspecting public from possible fraudsters and dubious characters in our society.
With the present economic challenges, the Estate Agency business is booming and has created a self-employment avenue for many who are willing to do business with high standards of credibility and decent integrity. The delegates are hereby commended for taking advantage of the of this seminar. Please note that this will only be more beneficial to you when you put what you have learnt to practice. It is written in the bible “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”Hosea 4:6
Once again, I welcome you all to this epoch making program
as we commence the training seminar.