One of the best benefits of earning the CIPS designation is the access you gain to a global network of top-notch real estate professionals in 45 different countries. Tapping into that network, however, requires navigating its key components. This issue of Global Perspectives shows you how.
In This Issue
While NAR’s global network originates in the U.S., bilateral agreements have been established with like-minded organizations in 68 other countries.
There is strong interest in CIPS education, the biggest component of NAR's outreach efforts, in North and Central America and the Caribbean.
Many South American countries lack real estate licensing laws. Cooperating Associations there are lobbying their governing authorities for change.
Recently, there has been significant growth in Asia Pacific, a bilateral partnership with Mongolia, and a memorandum of understanding with U.A.E.
In Western Europe, few MLS groups exist, there is little licensing, and exclusive contracts are often not approved by
governments and/or EU Parliament.
Regional Coordinator's Message: Zola Szerencses
The countries in central and eastern Europe are all working, at varying rates of progress, to institute reforms that will help their real estate industries operate in a more professional and transparent manner. Long-accepted practices in the U.S., such as exclusive listing agreements and cooperation between agents, are not...
It's important to research a market and learn more about key individuals and organizations that are actively involved in global business.
Among the new CIPS benefits coming in 2017 are an NAR global marketing center, CIPS outreach, and trade missions.