Fatima Chaninie
Senior Listing Agent

Fatima Chaninie

Personal Profile

Fátima was born in Covilhã, with Serra ds Estrela as a back drop in the district  of Beira Baixa, here she grew up, went to school before relocating to Durban, South Africa with her family in 1977. She studied Textile Technology and Production Management and then went on to run the production of Household Textiles. She was promoted to the position of Production Manager, and worked for the following years perfecting her skills. The company was The Frame Group, the largest Textile Company in the Southern Hemisphere.

In 1994 she married South African Mervyn Chananie and in 1995 decided to become a house wife. After a good break, in 2001 Fátima joined the Real Estate Industry, and it was love at first bite. Her quiet, honest, and enthusiastic approach to her work endeared her to all her clients and, who to this day, have ended up as some of her best friends. Even though Fátima has changed continents, her customers remain as close as ever.

She sold her first house in the first week of her new profession, and the love for the industry was cemented there and then. What customers love about her is her ability to allow them to buy from her rather than her to sell to them? There is a subtle difference, which is her secret to success.

In 2005 her colleague Chris Tyson invited her and four others to start Tyson Properties, which today is internationally recognized for their achievements In Africa.

She worked there as a Property Consultant until 2013 when together with her husband, they relocated to Portugal. Vilamoura was always their holiday destination for over 20 years and they just knew that this was the place to call home, with its beautiful quality of life on offer.

Real Estate is her passion, and she is proud to be a part of the Algarve Property team.  

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Mobile: +351 917 709 917 | Phone: +351 289 310 310 | Fax: +351 289 310 311 | Email: Fatima@AlgarveProperty.com

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