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COURSES, PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 

GREC Offerings

RAGFL’s Global Real Estate Council (GREC) is recognized across the globe as one of the foremost leaders in offering valuable and cutting-edge international education courses and events. Each year, the GREC offers the highly-competitive, 5-day CIPS designation course as well as the distinguished TRC designation course, usually at some of the lowest-prices in the nation. Throughout the year, the GREC also puts on several fun, festive and educational events and programs – International Independence Days, Women’s Day, International Holiday Party and the most recent event, the International Expo, which reached capacity in a week. These events not only boast of being some of the best parties around, but they also feature priceless international networking opportunities.

Courses

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) is the specialty which designation prepares REALTORS® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends and legal issues. Learn More.

Transnational Referral Certification (TRC)
The Transnational Referral Certification (TRC) course prepares real estate professionals to make and receive compensated referrals using the transnational referral system developed by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations - ICREA. Students will learn how to integrate international referrals, resulting in increased income, into their business plans. Learn More.

Programs & Events

Around the world, South Florida is known as a place for first-class celebrating…and the GREC’s International programs and events don’t disappoint. Throughout the year, the GREC puts on numerous festive and educational events and programs to further the interest and awareness of the international arena – International Independence Days, Women’s Day, International Holiday Party and the most recent event, the International Expo, which reached capacity in a week. Theses programs and events not only boast of being some of the best parties around, but they also feature priceless international networking opportunities. Below are some of the GREC’s signature events.

International Women’s Day
Usually held in March-April, the annual RAGFL International Women’s Day celebration recognizes prominent and successful women from all walks of south Florida business and lifestyle for the outstanding contributions they have made in their fields of expertise, advancing the strength and power of women around the globe. Apart from complimentary refreshments and drinks, the free event - open to the public - often features a variety of entertainment for all guests including music demonstrations, group dance lessons, mini-makeovers, chair massages, international networking, raffles, free prizes and more. Learn More.

International Independence Days
Celebrating the concept of independence and freedom while showcasing the cultures and traditions of countries from around the world, the International Days Celebration is held annually in July. At this event, South Florida International REALTORS® and guests can often enjoy global entertainment and a variety of gourmet food and wines from around the world as well as pick up tips for buying and selling international real estate. Read about the most recent event.

International Expo
From those trying to break into the international field to the long-time international professionals, the GREC’s International Expo, “Success Strategies for Navigating the International Market”, teaches participants what it takes to be successful and make money in the international real estate market. Participants hear from experts in the field, network and exchange ideas in the valuable day-long event. Key features include presentations on foreign investments for immigration purposes, tips & tools of the international trade, Immobel training complimentary breakfast and lunch and more. The inaugural 2008 program, held in October, was so anticipated amongst the international community that is sold out within 7 days. Based on the positive feedback and overwhelming success, the GREC plans to offer the event 2-3 times throughout the year. Read about the most recent event.

GREC Committee Holiday Party
Open to all RAGFL members and guests, the GREC Holiday Party brings together those interested in a festive celebration to honor the GREC committee volunteers and community members who dedicated themselves to the promotion and advancement of the international arena. Typically held in early-mid December, the festivities include complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks and fabulous prizes. Why not close out the year in style – every season is the season for a holiday party - international style.

 

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