Learn the Essentials

If knowledge is power, then the world of CIPS designees represents unlimited opportunities. The path starts with fundamental, indispensable education.

CIPS Designation Coursework

Before earning the CIPS designation, agents must complete a comprehensive five-course curriculum and document their international real estate experience.

Once you become a CIPS designee, you have immediate access to numerous exclusive business-enhancing resources—and gain the status that accompanies this internationally recognized credential.

Note that the CIPS designation is not an international real estate license. But joining this prestigious network can open the door to exciting and rewarding real estate opportunities worldwide.

Learn more: nar.realtor/cipscourses

CIPS Mentorship Program

Once you've earned your CIPS designation, consider applying for a one-on-one mentoring experience with a seasoned CIPS designee. Mentoring is available on a first sign-up basis and includes these topics:

  • Getting started
  • CIPS benefits
  • Marketing assistance
  • Networking guidance

To apply, visit the NAR Global Marketing Center (printingstorefront.com/narglobal) and complete the CIPS Mentor Program form. You'll find it under CIPS Designee Resources.

NAR Research

NAR compiles the data you need to interact intelligently with real estate clients and other professionals from around the world, both residential and commercial.

Several reports are updated periodically. Recent topics include:

  • International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends
  • Global Alliances International Residential Real Estate Business Survey
  • Survey on Inbound Referral Business of International Realtor® Members
  • State-by-State International Business Reports

Visit nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports#international.

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About Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives in Real Estate is a resource for global professionals, aimed at helping them globalize their local markets. Produced bi-monthly, this newsletter serves as a how-to guide and is full of useful and actionable tips. A free subscription is given to all Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) designees.

Learn more about earning the CIPS designation