By Terri Ramsey
As an experienced REALTOR®, I work largely with foreign investors. I have taken a number of classes and achieved certifications and designations all of which I found helpful. But somehow I felt something was missing. Following a desire to take my business to the next level, I decided I would take a closer look at the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. I read the description of the class and saw there was a bundle being offered, so I decided I was going to take the plunge. I was not ready for what
There was a tidal wave of resources, generous firsthand experiences from leaders in this arena and perhaps, best of all, a bond with a circle of other Global REALTORS® that has changed the way I look at the world and my career. What could be so profound you ask? Genuine, highly qualified instructors sharing first-hand knowledge and I mean no holding back. The room was full of other REALTORS®, many of whom are from all over the world, who each brought their own unique perspective and reactions. The class focused on resources that we already have access to, which are paid for by our dues to NAR, Florida REALTORS® and Greater Tampa REALTORS®. That’s right, not only did I get a box full of tools but instructions on how to use them for maximum affect.
If you’re in the global arena or think you might want to get started, then I highly recommend the CIPS Designation. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to join our local chapter of Tampa Bay International Real Estate Council. I have found my place in the sun and hope you will as well.