PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Sessions

Join us for CIPS Certification Training before the main Sales Convention – for only $80 per session! Separate registration is required for these sessions. See REsource Center for details.

$104 Billion…that is the amount foreign buyers invested in U.S. homes last year, and they paid a higher median price than the typical U.S. purchaser and most paid in cash!

You don’t have to leave home to be a part of the global real estate market. International opportunities are everywhere. Foreign investors and buyers continue to purchase in the U.S. because they see the States as a stable and secure destination.  More and more U.S. citizens are looking overseas and south to Mexico and Central / Southern America for vacation homes, rental income properties and places to settle during retirement. The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation helps you uncover and tap into the global opportunities in your local market and teaches you the skills to serve this growing buyer group.  Whether your buyers are from another country, or just another county, come see what your business could look like without borders!

Register for CIPS Training Today!

Session One:

Global Real Estate:  Local Markets
Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This introductory course offers you an overview of the international real estate business environment, including working with global buyers, cultural literacy for business, adapting your core real estate skills to build confidence in serving the global real estate market and utilizing social media to build your network.

Session Two:

Asia/Pacific and International
Sunday, March 12, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Buyers from Asia / Pacific accounted for 35 percent of all international home purchases in the U.S., with China (Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) topping the list at $28.6 Billion and India at $7.9 Billion.  This course addresses real estate practices in Asia / Pacific with an emphasis on cultural influences and economic trends in China, Japan, India and the Philippines.