Jorge Ledesma, Broker-Manager of RE/MAX Quality Homes is the first REALTOR® in Teaneck to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing him among 2,000 elite real estate professionals worldwide. Ledesma is now one of 26 REALTORS® in New Jersey to hold this elite designation. The CIPS was awarded to him by the National Association of REALTORS® for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.
Being dedicated to growing his firm’s business and committed to offering his clients the highest level of service; Ledesma attended this specialized training class while completing a business trade mission to Costa Rica as the elected representative for the Ambassador Association to The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® this July.
“Our international buyers have needs that most real estate professionals do not encounter often and therefore do not have the tools, or the education, to serve those clients,” Ledesma explained. “The training and experience provided by the CIPS in addition to the resources provided by RE/MAX Quality Homes, provides me the tools to support a much larger multicultural client base. I’m excited to assist the buyers and seller in our area that have these unique needs”.
As a CIPS designee, Ledesma can efficiently work with all international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas, foreign buyers purchasing in the United States, as well as recent immigrants who might be unfamiliar with real estate transaction practices in the United States. In addition to the CIPS designation, Ledesma has also earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation earlier this year.
“Here at RE/MAX Quality Homes, we’re trying to bring international recognition to Northern New Jersey and to all markets in Teaneck and the surrounding areas”, says Broker-Owner, Mercedes Peralta. “Now having Jorge achieving such a prestigious honor, all of the agents of RE/MAX Quality Homes can benefit their clients from having his knowledge accessible”. She continued to explain that the office is eager and prepared to assist foreign-born and multicultural clients with their distinctive real estate needs.
Ledesma has been a full-time real estate broker with RE/MAX Quality Homes since 2005 and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, New Jersey Association of REALTORS®. This is his fifth year receiving the Circle of Excellence Bronze Level award. He will serve as 2016 President to the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS®, the third largest REALTOR® association in the state. Ledesma will be the youngest President in the Association’s 90 year history. Jorge is a Director for the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service.
His commitment to international affairs elevated him to a position on the Global Business Alliance Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®. Ledesma is the also a Director with the Fairleigh Dickenson University Young Alumni Association. He completed his studies in International Business in 2007 with honors.
The CIPS course provides agents with the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate international real estate relationships and transactions. Several topics of the course include common preferences of foreign buyers in the U.S., how different global economies work, and implementing your international plan. Ledesma will be formally recognized at the organization’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo this November in San Diego.
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