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  • 64% of CIPS designees belong to a Global Business Council or Committee, up from 59% two years ago.
  • Over 2,000 CIPS designees and international delegates attended the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago

Social Media

Official Facebook Group for CIPS Designees

  • Membership in this Facebook group is restricted to CIPS designees
  • Since June 2017, 1,800+ members shared nearly 100 referrals in 30 countries

Social Media for Business

Apps used, at least weekly, by CIPS designees:

  • 74% Facebook
  • 51% LinkedIn
  • 31% Twitter

CIPS Membership, by Percentage, in Other Real Estate Organizations

  • 23% AREAA
  • 11% FIABCI
  • 10% NAHREP
  • 3%  NAREB
  • 2%  NAGLREP® International Referrals

69% of designees reported successful transactions with international clients directed from These clients came from:

  • 56% USA
  • 23% Canada
  • 15% United Kingdom
  • 13% India
  • 13% Mexico
  • 10% Brazil
  • 10% France
  • 10% Spain
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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.

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