The IVD – a strong community for international members

Service providers of the real estate section working with the IVD logo/brand label/ trademark, stand out positively from thier competitors. In large part the consumers perseive the IVD logo as a guarantee for quality and professionalism.
As an IVD member you would be eligible to use the IVD logo to show your business partners and customers that you stand for these values. 
The international real estate business gains importance constantly. A high investment volume and many German real estates buyers abroad show that international real estate business is not a niche product anymore.
To take an activ part in this growing market the IVD is a competent partner for your business.
We give you overview over the German real estate market, the access to German customers, and support you in taking position as a contact person for German customers abroad.

Every IVD member gets a certificate of membership, which confirms you as a professional and qualified service provider.

Advantages of the international membership

Your advantages as an international member of the IVD
- You are shown in the expert data base on our website
- you recieve our newsletter with all current infomations of the German real estate market
- Access to the research-area, where the most important studies are available, essential market informations, useful for you and your work with German customers
- you recieve the monthly releasing magazin “AIZ – Das Immobilienmagazin“ as an internet journal
- use our reputable brand label for your work in foreing countries
- get recommendations and customers due to the network of IVD members

Membership application for international membership in the IVD

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Political comment

Position of the IVD Real Estate Association on the Amendment of the EU Money Laundering Directive Submitted to the European Commission and the European Parliament within the Context of the Revision of the Money Laundering Directive find here.

Information about the right of withdrawal

From the 13th of June 2014 consumers have 14 days to withdrawal the contract with an estate agent.
The new law is based on the directive 2011/83/EU of the European parliament and of the council of 25 October 2011 on consumer rights and had to put into effect in this form.

When a consumer contacts an estate agent and asks for the property details he will receive instead of the requested information the cautioning that he can revoke the contract within 14 days.
According to German law an estate agent´s contract begins once a consumer asks for some information based on the advertisement.  
The estate agent is required by law to make the consumer aware of the right to withdrawal the contract up this stage.
The consumer still has to pay the estate agent when he actually buys or rents the property.
In case that the consumer has no more interest it is sufficient not to buy or rent.
By confirming that you have received the cautioning of revocation the customer does not enter any obligations.
Concerns about hidden clauses are not necessary because text of the advice of the right of revocation is by the legislator.
As a result of the new law estate agent perhaps will give the address of the property not before the end of the deadline of right of revocation. If customer wants the estate agent to give the information earlier, it is necessary to demand for this explicitly.

Consequence is that right of revocation expires when the estate agent has given the chance to buy or rent the property. As shown above the state agent´s commission has to be paid only in case of buying or renting the property.
Nevertheless, if customer wants to exercise right of revocation, he must notify his estate agent in writing of decision to withdrawal from contract.

Press Release

IVD and FNAIM intensify their partnership
Jens-Ulrich Kießling, president of the IVD, and Kirkor Ajderhanyan, president International Relations Committee FNAIM, have been signing an agreement for stronger relationship between IVD and FNAIM. The explained aim is to strengthen the cooperation between german and french real estate companies.

2012 Housing market report: German housing market booms
29-10-2012 - According to the German housing market report commissioned by the Center for Real Estate Studies (CRES) for the German real estate professional association, Germany's housing markets have never seen better days, as the upward trend in recent years continues rolling on. Compared to 2010, fifty of Germany's major cities saw revenue increase by 16 percent from 10.4 billion euros to the 12-billion mark in 2011.

IVD-Business-Pricelist 2012: commercial property market in accordance with the good economic situation
08-10-2012 - The stable economic development has a positive influence to the commercial property market. A further on good demand for office spaces is reflected by the prices. In nearly all categories and city types prices increased slightly.

IVD: home ownership prices are increasing moderately in Germany
25-09-2012 - Condominiums are 3,1 percent more expensive than one year ago - Rule of thumb: the bigger the city, the higher the prices and price increases - Rents increasing by 3,1 percent on average

IVD-Housing-Costs-Map 2012 - Housing costs in Germany amount 20 percent of the income
25-07-2012 - The real estate association IVD presents for the first time the IVD-housing-costs-map, which in future will be published once a year.

165 Billion Euros Worth of Real Estate Sold in 2011
27-2-2012 - The transaction volume of commercial and residential real estate in Germany saw a year-to-year increase by 13.1 percent to 165.84 billion euros in 2011.

IVD Property Ombudsmann presents its 2010/2011 annual reprot
24-2-2012 - The Property Ombudsman within the IVD Real Estate Association has presented its annual report. Some 90 complaints reached the Ombudsman in 2011.

Annual outlook for 2012: real estate environment remains good
9-1-2012 - The German real estate business is heading for a good year in 2012 according to IVD forecasts.

IVD Outlook: Changes in 2012
22-12-2011 - Prospective property buyers in Schleswig-Holstein should hurry up: On 1 January 2012 the land transfer tax rate in Germany’s northernmost federal state will rise from 3.5 to 5.0 percent.

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