The Americas & International Real Estate
The Americas & International Real Estate course offers students practical information on working with clients from the Caribbean, North, Central, and South American. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities are covered.
The course materials (listed below) provide all of the tools necessary for course offerings. Please note that courses need to be taught by a CIPS instructor approved by NAR.
- CIPS Instructor List
- CIPS Virtual Background:
The official virtual background for Zoom and other teleconference software can be downloaded here.
COURSE PROVIDER MATERIALS
- CIPS Course Offering Notification Form
The CIPS Course Offering Notification Form should be filled out prior to offering a course and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Course Provider Checklist
This checklist is to be filled out by the course provider to ensure accuracy of the students' information. This form must be returned with the student data form and the exam sheet after each course.
- Checklist for Students
This checklist highlights the steps to become a CIPS Designee. Please share a copy with all students.
- Student Electronic Roster
Rosters for the CIPS courses MUST be sent electronically to email@example.com. Please be sure to fill out a roster template for each course (i.e. if offering 5 CIPS courses in one week, 5 rosters, one for each course, must be submitted). Rosters cannot be processed unless a NRDS ID is included for each U.S. NAR member.
- Benefits of Being a CIPS Designee
- CIPS Designee Application Form
Please share a copy of the appropriate form with all your students.
- Course Description and Outline
- Timed Outline
- Instructor Manual
- Student Manual
- PowerPoint Slides
- Application Process PowerPoint
Use the presentations below to walk the participants through the application process.
- Exam (Password-Protected)
This exam is an open-book exam consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions.
PLEASE NOTE: AS OF JUNE 1, 2019 WE WILL NO LONGER REQUIRE EXAMS FOR THE CIPS DESIGNATION. We are, however, asking instructors to use the exam questions as an assessment tool at the end of each day. This will insure that the students understand the concepts in the course. There are a few states where the exams are required for CE so we will continue to update and post them to the CPR page.
- Exam Answer Key (Password-Protected)
The answer key to the open-book exam consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions.
- Exam Answer Sheet
The Participants are to mark their exam answers selection on this form
- Instructor/Course Evaluation Form
This evaluation form is to be completed by participants at the end of the course and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For virtual/teleconference CIPS: The Americas and International Real Estate course surveys please direct all students to this link.
- Course Certificate Template
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Below is a variety of promotional materials that course providers can use to in an effort to increase student enrollment.
Profile of International Home Buying Activity: Total international sales in U.S. residential properties totaled $75 billion during April 2019 to March 2020, a 5 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey from the National Association of Realtors®.
Five countries accounted for nearly half (49 percent) of the dollar volume of purchases by foreign buyers: China, Canada, Colombia, India and Mexico. For the seventh consecutive year, China exceeded all other countries in dollar volume of purchases, buying an estimated $11.5 billion worth of residential property. Buyers from Canada came in second, with $9.5 billion worth of property, followed by the Mexico $5.8 billion, India, $5.4 billion and Colombia, $1.3 billion. Look at this profile to see who is buying, what they are buying and where they are buying.
Case Studies: Global opportunity lies where people least realize – not in large, urban markets known for being magnets to multinational organizations and immigrant communities – but in small, metro and rural regions. Knowing what the statistics are telling us, NAR Global has compiled Local Market Assessments for areas not commonly thought of as “global” to show REALTORS® in those areas that there IS a lot of global influences and opportunities to be made. If you are planning to hold a CIPS Institute and you are in one of the states we have profiled, please use this information to help build interest for the courses.
You can access the case studies here.
REALTOR.com® International: Realtor.com® International is a global listing site provided by realtor.com®. This global portal features international listings, translation services in 11 languages, and currency & unit conversion features. There are more than 4.5 million active listings on the site, from over 70 countries around the world. All U.S. residential for-sale and rental listings that appear on realtor.com® automatically are displayed on realtor.com® International. With over 1 million unique international consumers searching the site each month, this free service means true global exposure for U.S. Listings.
- CIPS Course Marketing Tools:
- Fillable Flyer for CIPS Institute Course Offerings (PDF)
- Fillable Flyer for CIPS Institute Course Offerings (DocX)
- Fillable Flyer for CIPS Individual Courses (PDF)
- Fillable Flyer for CIPS Individual Courses (DocX)
- CIPS Logo to use in your flyers, websites, etc to promote the designation and the courses
- CIPS Banner Ad to use on your website or email signatures for promotional purposes
Click here to see the data on where global buyers are searching in the United States. These statistics are updated on a monthly basis.
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