From April 2021-March 2022, foreign buyers spent $59 BILLION on residential properties in the United States! The top five foreign buyers were China at $6.1B, Canada at $5.5B, India at $3.6B, Mexico at $2.9B, and Brazil at $1.6B. You can find more information from the National Association of REALTORS® here: International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate and Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends.
Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries. Foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new areas, or purchase their first home. Many native-born Americans are interested in purchasing a rental property overseas, or may want to retire overseas. No matter which market you are serving, NAR’s Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business.
If you want to take your business to the next level, please join the Maryland REALTORS® Global Business Committee at the upcoming CIPS Institute this May. All classes are held 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m for each session.
Event Contact:Lelica Scott
Classes are held in a virtual format via Zoom on Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 17.
On Monday, May 20, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, classes will be offered in a hybrid format. You will have the option to attend via Zoom or in-person at GCAAR, 15201 Diamondback Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.
Classes are scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. You must have a camera on your device, and we encourage you to have it turned on at all times during the sessions, to facilitate communication and collegiality. You should be in a learning environment away from distractions for the best possible learning experience. Maryland REALTORS® is not responsible for any technology/internet issues you may encounter.
Once you register, additional information, materials, and a link to the meeting will be emailed to you prior to the event.
A Student Manual will be sent to you via email the day prior to each class. If you would like a printed copy, you must print the materials. Maryland REALTORS® is providing electronic copies only, and no hard copies will be available.
The CIPS Designation is only achievable by REALTORS®. If you are not a REALTOR®, you may take the classes, but will be unable to gain the designation.
All cancellation requests must be in writing and sent to Lelica Scott at Lelica.email@example.com. No refunds will be given for cancellations made the day of class or afterwards. Requests for refunds due to extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis and must be received within 3 days of the course date.