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Please register and join the Pinellas International Council for our International Marketing Session with our dear friend Macarena Rose on September 19th at 3pm. She has a been a great supporter of the Pinellas International Council since its inception and it is our great honour to have her return for another wonderful and lively presentation.

Macarena Rose is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), International Real Estate & Relocation Consultant, an Ordained Minister, and inventor of the Prop-Up Pillow, cancer survivor and a Master in the Healing Arts.

After raising her 8 children in St Petersburg, Florida, she picked up and moved to Belize in 2004. Macarena has never looked back or regretted her decision. She loves Belize and its wonderful people!

Macarena is the owner of a real estate team in Belize called Rainforest Realty with Keller Williams Belize, developing it into one of the leading real estate teams in Central America. She remains a vital presence in the Central America real estate industry, maintaining an ongoing leadership role. She has a busy schedule that includes creating the International radio shows “Belize Talk Radio”,  “International Real Estate Talk” and her most recent show “Tuesdays with Morey Tax Tips“, filming her 8th HGTV House Hunters International program in Belize, speaking as an International Real Estate Consultant in various forums and serving on the board of many community organizations in Belize.

Additionally she is now the Operating Principle of Keller Williams Belize for the Country.

An inspiration as to how to live a fulfilled life…her motto is – Throw Your Hat Over the Wall, Don’t Look Back & Just Do It!!

Macarena will be speaking on:

How to Extend your International Reach and she shall be also providing the information on a Belize development, with a very strong referral plan she is offering to members of her hometown Realtors Association Members !

Make sure to register-it’s FREE!! 

Sept 19, 2018 International Marketing Session Belize Macarena Rose

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Phil Riek, licensed Florida Realtor instructor specializing in teaching all CIPS classes, MRP, AHWD and the NAR Realtor Safety Class, will teach the At Home With Diversity class on Tuesday, September 18, at the Pinellas Realtor Organization in Clearwater, Florida.

At Home With Diversity (AHWD) is an NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity program has prepared over 20,000 REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers.

The At Home with Diversity course addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development. After successfully completing the course, REALTORS® are eligible to apply for the official AHWD certification, which conveys to clients they’re working with a dynamic real estate professional with expertise that transcends cultural barriers.

This class can be one of your elective classes for the CIPS certification and offers real estate professionals a competitive edge in the market place in dealing with cultural diversity.

Phil Riek is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, past Chair of the Pinellas International Council and currently serves on Florida Realtor committees and is Florida Realtor Director. In 2016 Mr. Riek was awarded the “Education Individual Achievement Award” by the Florida Realtors and twice awarded the “Distinguished Service Award” by Pinellas Realtor Organization. NAR selected Phil to co-host the first MRP webinar for the certification and serves as a research consultant for the MRP course updating the course as needed.

Register today on PinellasRealtor.org, Education and Events Calendar.

AHWD_Flyer Sept. 2018 Phil Riek.1

 

CIPS Application Assistance session to be held by the Pinellas International Council this

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Pinellas Realtor Organization in Clearwater, Florida.

If you are applying for your Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS) sometime in the near future but you need some assistance with completing the application, then you may want to attend this brief session. The Pinellas International Council members will be answering questions and giving guidance on filling out your CIPS designation application during this one-hour session.

Click here 
for more information on what the CIPS Designation is and how you may obtain it.

Please register on the PRO calendar  https://pinellasrealtor.org/education-and-events-calendar/   OR

Contact: Angela Emerson
Email: aemerson@tampabayrealtor.com
Phone: 727.216.3007

Location Details
Pinellas REALTOR® Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater FL 33762

Hope to see you there!!

Wonderful group of Realtors learning & sharing International Real Estate information today during the CIPS Asia/Pacific course held by the Pinellas International Council in Clearwater. Thanks to our attendees, instructor Jorge Cantero, PRO staff members Angela Emerson and Linda Brzozowski Derrick and our Pinellas Realtor Affiliates sponsor Jude Davis. Students learned about the real estate market and cultural inffluenes in China, Hong, India, Japan, Korea,  Australia, Thailand and more. Putting together a business and marketing plan was also covered.

Please join the Pinellas International Council as we present the Certified International Property Specialist Course on Asia with instructor Jorge Cantero on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 from 8:30-5pm. This is our last CIPS class given this year and also the last chance to have the amazing Jorge Cantero teach this course on Asia. Next April he will be teaching the course on the Americas.

It’s only two weeks away so PLEASE register today on PinellasRealtor.org, click on Education and Events Calendar, then click on Aug. 3rd. Hope to see you there!
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This course has recently been updated, so if you are already a CIPS designee, you may want to audit this course for $25…please contact Angela Emerson at PRO, AEmerson@TampaBayRealtor.com.

Here are just some of the many items covered in this course:

• The social, economic, political, and geographical characteristics of major countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
• Identify important characteristics of the real estate market in certain Asia/Pacific markets, including influential laws and real estate and brokerage practices.
• Evaluate opportunities in certain Asian markets by analyzing significant investment patterns, investor profiles and real estate activity.
• Discuss ways to develop a business network to start or enhance an international practice with Asian clients or properties.
• Discuss techniques to promote properties, markets, and professional services.

Hope to see you there!

CIPS Asia with Jorge Cantero Flyer Aug 3, 2018 1

 

 

 

Last week the Pinellas International Council (PIC) thanked Jean Dean, Senior Staff member of the Pinellas Realtor Organization (PRO), and Deb Ralph for their many years of dedication, hard work, advice, encouragement and friendship. We certainly could not have traveled as far as we have without either of them. Jan served as the Pinellas International Council’s liaison to PRO. She helped with our educational programs, marketing, bringing many of our ideas to fruition and too many other things to list here. Deb has been our brave secretary recording and making sense of our sometime fast paced, crazy meetings. She has also been instrumental in researching & planning our trade missions to Costa Rica & Mexico. Luckily, our lovely Kiwi is very patient and has a great sense of humor. Deb will be leaving real estate for the time being and working full-time for her church. Maybe another trip to Africa will be in her future.

The PIC presented Jan with a charm bracelet containing charms of a cruise ship, a suitcase and a Pinellas International Council membership pin made into a charm. Deb was given a VISA gift card. Gro Miller made an unbelievably beautiful & delicious Norwegian cake.

Both will be greatly missed but we wish them nothing but smooth sailing in their next adventures!

 

Thank you

Several of our Pinellas International Council members attended this trade show at the end of May in Toronto. There is a possibility that our PRO Association will have a booth at this show next year. Our members that attended this show were able to see firsthand what Realtor®Quest had to offer. This show is one of the largest real estate trade shows in Canada. It offers Realtors the ability to interact with parliament and senior government leaders, network with other Realtors from around the world and learn about new technologies solutions as well as the ability to development lasting relationships with our friends in Canada. There were over 250 exhibitors in this year’s show. Next year’s show will be May 29-30, 2019. The Pinellas International Council will continue to update our members as to what our association will be doing for next year’s show in Toronto. You can always follow us on the PIC Facebook page for all of our updated information: facebook.com/PinellasIC

Photo is from the June International Marketing Session on Canada. Thank you to Martha Vasquez, Monda WIlliams and Paul Hendriks, the PRO Affiliates and all the attendees. Great information was shared from them which they had obtained from attending Toronto’s Realtor Quest. More photos on are shown on Facebook

Thank you to Carlos Fuentes, all of the attendees, the Pinellas Realtor Affiliates and Pinellas Realtor Organization for a great CIPS Americas course yesterday! The course was packed with a tremendous amount of useful information for anyone planning to conduct Real Estate business in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Carlos not only teaches the class but also adds so much personal experience. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities were covered along with a special focus on Mexico.

CIPS Americas June 15, 2018 Carlos Fuentes

 

The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course on the Americas offers you practical information on working with Caribbean, North, Central and South American investors.  Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities are covered along with a special focus on Mexico.

SCHEDULE:
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Sign-in, networking, and breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Course, Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Seating is limited and registration is required. You MUST register in advance. Earn 7 hours of CE credit while gaining invaluable knowledge.

***This course is one of the courses required to earn the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. The CIPS Network comprises 2,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of Realtors®. The CIPS® designation prepares Realtors® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues. Click here for more information about CIPS and the requirements to earn this prestigious designation.

Our second is event is our monthly International Marketing Session. Seating is limited so you MUST register in advance. Thank you.

Tampa area’s first-ever Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Global Real Estate Symposium on July 10, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Pkwy in Lutz!

Anyone who has an interest in investment real estate, particularly learning the current appetites of international buyers, is encouraged to attend.  Participants will learn why those “in the know” expect international buying activity to continue to increase and these attendees will become versed on how to overcome unique challenges when working with international investors.

We have a great line up of speakers you won’t want to miss! Through the end of today, the rate for attendees, is $45 for the all day event, including food. It goes up to $65 after that.

Feel free to send this link to anyone who may want to attend: https://www.flccim.com/events/west-coast-district-global-commercial-real-estate-symposium

Annalisa Weller, Realtor®, Certified International Property Specialist

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