WASHINGTON – June 27, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — SILVAR’s fifth Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Institute at SILVAR took place this week with 17 students registered. The students, many of whom are SILVAR members, hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and Canada, and from different cultural backgrounds. Many are well-traveled and eager to learn more about the international real estate market and how to grow their global business.
The courses were once again taught by National Association of REALTORS® International Instructor of the Year David Wyant, assisted by his wife, Patsy. The Wyants travel around the country and the world teaching the CIPS courses. This is their fifth trip to Cupertino.
The couple remark about Silicon Valley’s growth each year. Wyant also noted, “Silicon Valley REALTORS® are among the most intelligent in the nation.”
The CIPS Institute provides training in international business issues, including currency conversion, cultural awareness, legal and tax requirements, ownership and transaction principles of international real estate, and specifics about the real estate markets in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The week-long CIPS Institute includes the two required core course and three elective courses. Students must pass a multiple-choice exam at the end of each course.
Upon completing the required five courses and fulfilling other necessary requirements, graduates of this year’s CIPS Institute can receive their CIPS designation and have the opportunity to be recognized at the 2016 NAR REALTORS® Conference and Expo, which will be held this year in Orlando, Fl. on November 4-7.
Thank you to this year’s CIPS Sponsors of the Day, who provided breakfast and lunch each day. They are Amy Ku, VP Mortgage Sales Manager for Northern California with HSBC Bank; Janet Case, CEO of Proxio; Anita Rodal, international liaison with AFEX (Associated Foreign Exchange) and president of SBPI Services, Inc.; Darrell Monda, owner of TourFactory Bay Area; and Larry Tringali, owner of Property Inspections Service.
The Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) is a professional trade organization representing over 4,000 REALTORS® and Affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. SILVAR promotes the highest ethical standards of real estate practice, serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners, and represents the interests of property owners in Silicon Valley.
The term “REALTOR®” is a registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and who subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
For further information, please contact Rose Meily at SILVAR Public Affairs, email rmeily (at) silvar (dot) org, or phone (408) 200-0109.