Yes, I'm now a Certitied International Property Specialist.

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Real Estate Agent with Ken Meade Realty

This is one NAR Designation I have wanted for some time. I traveled from Surprise, Arizona to Arcadia, California. Only about a five hour drive. I meet so many incredible and brilliant people.  Jennifer worked in Palo Alto, Brian the Central Valley ( near Bakersfield ), Karen in Laguna Beach, Olga in Los Angels, David, Tommy, Victor in the Arcadia area. Of course the list goes on. But we simply had a great group. I learned much about the may great cultures from the Orient to Russia to South Africa and a bit of Irish.

I discovered that there is only about 1800 Certified International Property Specialist around the world. As many of you know that I'm from Germany, and yes I speak German, but now I have an international net work.  I do believe that many around the world see the incredible real estate opportunities in our great country.  We all come from other places, maybe a generation or two ago, but we do still carry a sense of pride of where our forefathers came from. Having take these courses with all my class mates I felt that sense of pride, but we all love being here and being able to offer others the hope, the dream that America is still that shining light to the world that My favorite President Ronald Regan so proudly spoke of.  Some times you need to discover that you simply need to get over you-self.

 

So now I'm one of 1800 Certified Internation Property Specialists around the world.

Comments (2)

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Roland - Congratulations on your CIPS designation.  Like you, I'm still working on getting that designation and it takes a lot of education, and experience.  Good for you for making the time and financial commitment to get this additional education and certification.  Best of luck with your international buyers and sellers!

Nov 13, 2011 05:32 AM
Roland Rogge
Ken Meade Realty - Surprise, AZ
BBA, CIPS, GRI, e-PRO, CNE

You really need to go for it.  I meet agents that have networks in China, Russia, Mexico and Europe.  There are so few of us with this designation around the world. Do you realize how small of a number 1800 is compared to the world population. Well any ways go for it. I'll be part of your net work.

Nov 13, 2011 05:54 AM