Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) Designation to Be Offered

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NAR’s Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) designation is a great resource for those looking to expand global reach. After you complete the CIPS coursework and apply for the designation, you become part of the CIPS referral network, comprised of more than 2,800 agents from 50 different countries. Designees are profiled in the CIPS directory where consumers and other agents can search to find experienced international practitioners. The CIPS referral networks will serve you well if you are willing to do the legwork. For example, in the Houston market, you can use the CIPS directory and Facebook group to network with designees based in places like Belize or Mexico. As a CIPS designee, you can take advantage of the CIPS Referral Contract Form, ensuring transparency in the transaction so you know that all parties are on the same page. Also, don’t forget to market your global expertise to your U.S.-based clients. Let them know that now is the time to explore opportunities abroad, and you have the international network to assist them.

The CIPS Institute is a week-long session consisting of five classes:

  • The Local Markets course is an analysis of the international real estate business environment, including capital flow, currencies, government regulations, and cultures. The practical aspects of international brokerage, networking, marketing and selling are discussed.
  • Transaction Tools provides the tools needed to present investment information to international clients in their currency and area. Students will learn how to measure investment performance, prepare financial projections, and understand the effects of taxes and exchange rates on investments. This course is waived for CCIM designees.
  • The Americas and International Real Estate course for professionals who work with Caribbean, North, Central and South American investors. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship and investment opportunities are covered along with a special focus on Mexico.
  • Europe and International Real Estate covers the logistics of how to conduct real estate transactions with clients from the European countries.
  • The Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate course covers the real estate practices for Asia and the Pacific. Emphasis is placed on culture influences, economic trends and assessing investment opportunities. A special chapter on working with the Japanese is included.

Please confirm your eligibility and review the requirements necessary to earn this designation by visiting the designation holders site or contacting the HAR Professional Development Dept.

You may register HERE.

*Global Real Estate: Local Markets – 08-00-124-25035 *Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools – 08-00-124-25032 *The Americas & International Real Estate – 08-00-124-25033 *Europe & International Real Estate – 08-00-124-25034 *Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate – 08-00-124-25036
School: TAR • Credit Type: MCE • Credit Hours : 40 Provider Number 0001

Lori Carper

Director of HAR Meetings & Events and HAR International

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