Busy Year Ahead for Global Mexico
by John K. Glaab, CIPS
The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) is one of eighty-nine organized associations having a formal relations ship with the National Association of Realtors®. AMPI members have access to a plethora of NAR Designations.
The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
NAR and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that help members increase their skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.
November was s a great month for Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) Designees. At the CIPS breakfast held at the Realtors Annual Conference and Expo, 300 Designees received their PINS and Certificates. The ceremony was held in the ballroom at the Chicago Marriott. Participating in the ceremony were the CIPS Instructors who formed a receiving line to greet the new Designees. There are now over 3,500 Designees spread around the Globe. To earn the prestigious award, applicants must attend five days of classes, pass an exam and complete at least one international real estate transaction
During the Conference Elizabeth Mendenhall from Columbia, Missouri was installed as the new NAR President. She is a sixth generation REALTOR®. Her father Richard was NAR President in 2001.
Many of our Los Cabos/La Paz MLS BCS realtors are NAR members or CIPS realtors.
About the author: John Glaab is a founding member of AMPI Los CABOS. He is an active international member of NAR and is a member of Associated Realty of the Americas (AREA) John was the first REALTOR® on Baja California Sur too ear the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist Designation