Robert Rosmis, ABR®, CIPS
Spaces Property Group LLC
My own personal strengths are in coaching, teaching and training, which I’ve leveraged to enhance my global real estate networking efforts.
I’ve always been an entrepreneur, and real estate gave me the perfect platform to build on. In 2013, I became a licensed agent with @Properties. Two years later, I was recruited by Spaces Property Group to head up their Sales Division and manage their training/recruitment efforts. Earlier this year I decided to expand my reach by earning my CIPS designation.
So far in 2016, I’ve visited four countries (Germany, Dubai, Greece, and Costa Rica). My goal on these trips is to meet and connect with quality people who are already established in their respective markets. My CIPS instructor David Wyant and his wife Patsy have been instrumental in pointing me towards the right people, and the right opportunities.
Having global connections helps set me apart from other local agents and provides additional reach for my clients. Even if I’m referring a client to another agent, however, I want to retain some direct involvement in their experience instead of simply passing them off to someone else.
My own personal strengths are in coaching, teaching and training, which I’ve leveraged to enhance my global real estate networking efforts. I’m always looking for opportunities to share valuable insights with other agents and forge stronger cooperative working relationships.
To that end, I’ve started hosting monthly webinars/conference calls on various global real estate topics, based on the connections I’ve made. For example, when attending a recent Mexican Association of Real Estate Agents (AMPI) event, I met Mitch Creekmore with Stewart Title. This led to a joint program that examined the entire real estate
transaction process in Mexico, including buyer acquisition, searching for homes, and the steps between contract and closing.
Mitch provided most of the content, but I took the lead in promoting the event, primarily on the CIPS-only Facebook page (Official Group: NAR CIPS Designees). Participation in these events is growing, accomplishing two important goals—helping CIPS designees work toxgether and raising my visibility within the group.
Similarly, I’ve launched a CIPS – Midwest group on Facebook, inviting my classmates to join and remain in contact, sharing class information, events, real estate tips and photos. My sincere interest in reaching out and collaborating with other agents has been a great way to jumpstart my global efforts.