Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was the recipient of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2016 Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Course Sponsor of the Year Award in recognition of its international training offering, the company recently announced. To date, 135 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents have earned the CIPS desgination.
“We are honored to be selected from among many CIPS course sponsors across the world,” says Marie Shoemaker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices director for Learning Network Services. “As an organization, we support the CIPS designation because the content provides real estate professionals with the knowledge, research, network and practical application to help them globalize their business.”
“These agents, through their study and training, have positioned themselves for new lines of business from abroad,” says Gino Blefari, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO. “We’re proud of each CIPS designee and expect many more from our network in the months ahead as we expand our network globally.”
“We are thrilled to present Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with the CIPS Course Sponsor of the Year Award,” says Janet Branton, NAR senior vice president for Commercial & Global Services. “By the end of this year, they will have sponsored 79 CIPS courses. We thank them for their dedication to raising the professional bar for agents working in the global arena, and for their commitment to the CIPS program.”
“Our website, which translates listing searches in 10 languages, is attracting buyers from outside of the U.S.,” says Peter Turtzo, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices senior vice president of International Operations. “Through CIPS training, our network works to ensure those global buyers have an exceptional experience.”
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