At Home with Diversity Certification

July 14 & September 17
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This course is a ground breaking professional education initiative designed to provide America’s real estate professionals with training and tools to expand their business as well as home ownership opportunities for more Americans. Participants will learn about the people who make up the local market, their values, customs, real estate needs, and expectations of real estate professionals. Specifically, the course helps participants develop skills in cross-cultural communication and strategic business planning.

*There will be a 30 minute lunch from 12:30pm-1pm. Receive 8 hours of CE credits.

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Global Summer Series 

July 15: How to work with clients from Mexico

Learn what you need to know and do to work with clients from Mexico that are interested in buying properties in Texas. Hear from broker/agent Edna Corona, CIPS, Mitch Creekmore, CIPS, with Stewart Title Guaranty Company and Richard Miranda, CIPS, agent, CIPS instructor And NAR’s Global ambassador to AMPI, the NAR counterpart association in Mexico.

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Global Summer Series 

August 12: How to work with clients from Canada

Find out why Canadians love buying property in the United States and specifically, in Texas. They spent over $240, 000,000 on real estate in the Lone Star state in 2018. Hear Brian Rushton, EVP of Century 21 Canada, as he explains how it is both different and the same to purchase a home here vs. Canada. A recent homebuyer in the states, Brian can share his experiences first hand about how he found his agent, and what he thought of the home buying process, as well as what Canadians expect from their agent and what type of home they are looking for in Texas.

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International Day 2020 

October 20 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The HAR International Advisory Group is offering International Day which focuses on in depth topics globally minded REALTORS® need to know. Subjects in prior years have included: immigration laws, funding an inbound global transaction, case studies on working with clients from other countries, and analysis of the Texas Foreign Homebuyers report published annually by TAR. Receive 6 hours of CE credits.

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CIPS The Institute


The CIPS Designation is the only designation of its kind in the real estate community. It is synonymous with advanced global expertise, a distinct understanding of a global buyer, and comes with powerful brand recognition, with designees in nearly 40 countries.

By earning your CIPS designation, you instantly align yourself with the best in the business and join our influential network of global professionals. Don’t just give your business a global spin; take your business to the global level. Don’t miss the opportunity to broaden your business potential.

In addition to completing 5 CIPS courses you must submit a CIPS designation application demonstrating your experience in global real estate. This application requires that you earn 100 points in elective credits. Elective credits can be earned by speaking other languages, possessing additional NAR designations, attending international conferences and education sessions, and international transactions.

Applications are accepted throughout the year; a one-time only processing fee of US$75, along with prorated dues are required when you submit your designation application. Once approved, you must maintain your designation by paying dues annually. Annual CIPS designation dues are US$220.

It is a five day course focusing on one specific topic each day. You may register for the entire institute or one day at a time. 

Receive 40 hours of CE credits and earn the CIPS designation. Visit the NAR Global site beforehand to learn the qualifications and any fees that may apply.

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About HAR International

The HAR International  Advisory Group  works to strengthen HAR relationships with global entities in Houston as well as promote international property listings in Area 82 of the MLS. We offer global coursework and networking opportunities such as the annual CIPS designee reception to assist HAR members in their global careers.

The HAR International mission is “To help our HAR members increase their knowledge and activity in the International real estate arena.”

Questions? Please contact Lori Carper at