RISMEDIA, Nov. 19, 2007-Lance Fulford, a founding member of the LanceDan Group and Realtor with Alain Pinel Realtors in San Francisco, was awarded the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation and joins a worldwide referral network of elite global real estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clientele. The CIPS Designation was awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), which represents over 1.3 million REALTORS® in the United States, at NAR’s annual convention in Las Vegas on November 14, 2007.
According to the company, members of the CIPS Network are crucial players in today’s global real estate market. The CIPS designation recognizes members who have achieved the necessary training and experience to work successfully with international clients and properties. To earn the CIPS designation, REALTORS® complete rigorous coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and international business practices. Designees must also prove achievement in international real estate transactions. Fulford joins a distinguished society of approximately 1500 real estate professionals worldwide who have earned the CIPS designation.
“This is a highly prestigious award in our industry,” said Jim Harris, CIPS, NAR International Operations Committee Chair. “Lance Fulford is now established as an expert in international real estate.”
Prior to receiving the designation, Fulford and his business team comprised of Dan Marshall, Kevin Koss and Joe Rivera had represented numerous international buyers and sellers of San Francisco real estate; the experiences of those transactions, plus the expectation that there is more international real estate business opportunities in San Francisco, spurred Lance Fulford to achieve the CIPS designation. Fulford also holds a Certified Mobility Specialist designation, which is highly recognized within the corporate relocation industry, and earned a Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
In 2006, the LanceDan Group completed 32 transactions with a total sales valuation of $28 million.