I recently received an email that really made my day! Edna Corona, CIPS is the current chair of the HAR International Advisory Group and she has done a great job in leading the group these past two years.

Please read the letter below. I hope to see some of you at our International 101 class on November 21 at the Post Oak Conference Center. Dr. Ted. C. Jones with Stewart Title will be our luncheon keynote speaker.  You may register here.


Lori Carper, CIPS
Director of International Programs


October 13, 2014

Hi Lori and Edna,

 I hope that this message finds you well.

I have reviewed all of the Global Achievement applications and I am pleased to announce that the Houston Association of REALTORS® has again been awarded the 2014 Global Achievement Platinum award.

The council has made great strides over the past year but I was especially impressed with the CIPS designee growth during that time. Your association represents about 70% of the CIPS designees in the State of Texas. I was also impressed with the council’s outreach efforts, specifically your effort towards establishing partnerships with allied professionals.

I look forward to meeting you in New Orleans and I am hoping that we can set some time aside with your Global Council to discuss some best practices that I have been seeing across the country that may be able to boost your already robust council.

Congratulations and I am looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Joe Schneider
Manager, Global Business Development and Outreach
Commercial and Global Services
National Association of REALTORS®
430 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611
312-329-8246 Phone