December 2016: Global Involvement

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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.

Many South American countries lack real estate licensing laws. Cooperating Associations there are lobbying their governing authorities for change.

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...


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