Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate Tour Offered by Pinellas REALTORS®

November Events Offer Property/Office Tours, Speakers from Costa Rica/Belize/Mexico/NAR, and Receptions at Dali and Chihuly Museums.

The Pinellas Realtor® Organization and the Pinellas International Council will host international and local practitioners for a three day Pinellas County experience.

The Florida Gulf Coast Tour will take place immediately following the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Convention in Orlando (Nov. 12-15, 2012). It will give local REALTORS® an opportunity to connect with their international peers and build professional and personal relationships. The tour will showcase the unique Florida Gulf Coast lifestyle with property tours, office visits, local arts, culture and cuisine. 

Among the arts highlights will be tours of the Salvador Dali and Chihuly Museums,  both cultural gems of Florida's Gulf Coast.

During the morning of Tuesday, November 13th, speakers from 3 Latin American countries and NAR will offer perspectives for attendees. They include:

    Allen Lungo - President, Costa Rica Global Association of REALTORS®
    Macarena Rose Founder, Belize National Association of REALTORS®
    Carlos Fuentes - NAR Regional Coordinator - North America, Central America and Caribbean
    Velia Amparo Rivas - Region I Coordinator for México National Association of REALTORS®

Bus service from NAR/Orlando to the Florida Gulf Coast Tour will be available on Monday morning, November 12th. Please contact Michelle Schaefferkoetter  at 727-216-3031 or ms@tampabayrealtor.com for pricing and registration information. 

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CIPS Institute Returns to Costa Rica - Plan Your February 2013 "Designation Vacation"

2nd Annual CIPS Institute Set for Week of Valentine's Day, 2013!

The Costa Rica Global Association of REALTORS® (CRGAR) is pleased to announce sponsorship of a second annual Costa Rica CIPS Institute during the week of February 11-15, 2013. The "Certified International Property Specialist" (CIPS) Designation is one of the most prestigious credentials a REALTORS® can earn, especially with globalization of real estate sales increasing each month. (And, bring your "Valentine" for that special beach vacation during Costa Rica's sunniest season.)

Request our full brochure from becky@bwpcr.com, including rates.

The 2013 Costa Rica CIPS Institute will offer a full set of 5 courses from Monday to Friday for anyone wanting to taking them all at once, or just finish off the last ones needed for the designation. Our brochure provides a complete overview, as well as the dates set aside for each course. The instructor will be the renowned David Wyant, teaching in English. You will also find contact information for travel advice and attendee coordination through our CRGAR Board Member and CIPS Institute Chairman, Becky Clower.

The past 2012 Costa Rica CIPS Institute (January) was a great success, drawing attendees from Canada, Costa Rica, and many states in the US. Photos of the events are available on www.crgar.com. The week also included sunset receptions hosted by supporting developments and organizations, organized dinners, and a closing party to congratulate the graduates. A 2013 event schedule will be published for attendees.

We also appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word about the 2013 Costa Rica CIPS Institute among, colleagues, friends, and families. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Costa Rica!

CRGAR is the only real estate association in Latin America requiring all of its members to belong to the National Association of REALTORS® while apply its Standards for Professional Practice. Visit www.crgar.com for an overview.

CRGAR also offers The Costa Rica MLS, displaying agent members and their property listings. (Powered by Proxio)

Best Regards,

The Costa Rica Global Association of REALTORS®