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.
While NAR’s global network originates in the U.S., bilateral agreements have been established with like-minded organizations in 68 other countries.
NAR calls these organizations Cooperating Associations. Numerous NAR members serve in official voluntary roles to help foster relationships between NAR and the Cooperating Associations, including President’s Liaisons and Regional Coordinators. (See page 7 for additional details on Cooperating Associations, President’s Liaisons and Regional Coordinators, and how to find them.)
Other components of NAR’s global network include Ambassador Associations (U.S.-based REALTOR® associations that have “sister city”-type relationships with specific Cooperating Associations) and International REALTOR® members.
How can you tap into this network to develop your global real estate practice? There are many possible paths to follow, depending on your interests and priorities. For starters, look inside for advice fro mNAR’s five Regional Coordinators.