Certified International Property Specialist

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives VA0225060364, MD638478

On June 2, 2021 I became a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). Why did I do this and what does it mean? 

I have always been interested in the international scene. I was born in Panama. I spent the first few years of my life in Germany and I lived there again as a young adult. 

I have traveled to over 12 different countries and lived in 4, including the United States. About 55% of my clients have been from countries outside the United States, including my very first clients who are from Canada.

As a CIPS designee, I have studied different countries around the world and have become familiarized with the different aspects of working with people from other cultures.

What I've learned is that 

People relocate to the US for work.

People from the US get transferred abroad.

People invest in property when they move to the US for work or school.

People in the US are increasingly retiring abroad.

There are more than a dozen countries that have a "Golden Visa" program in which foreign investors can gain citizenship through investment.

I'm excited to bring this knowledge and expertise to my clients. 


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Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, REALTOR. Licensed in VA, MD, and DC. 

Red Dress Realty at RE/MAX Executives

DIRECT: 202-630-2MOV 

8442 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA, 22152

2704 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22301

Cathy has lived in the DC Metro area since 1996. She currently lives in West Springfield, VA. Licensed since 2001 and serves clients in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Cathy's service area includes Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church in Virginia and Prince George's, and Montgomery County in Maryland., and of course. 

Cathy has an excellent track record getting short sales approved and closed. Cathy can also facilitate buying and selling real estate anywhere in the world. 

Cathy is a VHDA Certified Trainer and she has taught classes on buying short sales, HUD homes, and foreclosures and social media marketing classes through Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education Program. 

Cathy is a retired Army Reserve Major and an accomplished singer with a rock band. She resides in Springfield, VA with her dog and cat.

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Comments (1)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cathy, congratulations on achieving this goal, and sure it will serve you well with your experience.

Jul 09, 2021 07:48 AM
Cathy Baumbusch

Thanks Joan!

Jul 13, 2021 07:50 PM