Approximately 50 REALTORS® from Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® (CTAR) have earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing them among 3,500 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries. The designation was awarded to them by the National Association of REALTORS® for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.
The CIPS designation is synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and distinct understanding of a global buyer. The CTAR designees have the knowledge and resources to efficiently work with international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas, foreign buyers purchasing in the United States, as well as recent immigrants who might be unfamiliar with real estate transaction practices in the United States.
Within CTAR there is also the Global Business Council, which was formed in 2013 as a committee of members dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking. The council’s leadership group are CIPS designees and assist the CTAR staff liaison in planning global programs, hosting CIPS courses, and collaborating with neighboring boards to build awareness among members of the global business opportunities that surround them- as well as the services those members offer to the international community.
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