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Why? Here are some great reasons to join:

Florida accounted for the largest share at 26 percent of total U.S. residential home sales to international clients, which the National Association of REALTORS® estimated at $82.5 Billion to resident and non-resident foreigners, with $41 Billion of sales to non-resident foreigners. Total residential sales in Florida for the 12 months ended June 2012 were $58 Billion, and sales to foreigners were estimated at $10.7 Billion. Approximately 19 percent of total Florida residential sales (subject to a 5 percent estimating range) are estimated to have been to non-resident foreigners in the 12 months ending June 2012.

Consider these facts:

  • Approximately 19 percent of home sales measured in dollar volume in Florida were to non-resident foreigners. 
  • Nearly all sales were cash, comprising 82 percent of transactions.
  • The median price paid by international buyers was $194,700, compared to an overall Florida median price of $125,100 and a U.S. median price of $167,758. Canadians tended to buy on the lower price range while European and Latin American buyers bought at a higher price range.
  • Foreign purchasers were reported as viewing the U.S. residential housing market as providing good value, also helped by international dollar exchange rates.

Note: The facts above were provided as part of the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida study. To review the entire study, click here.

PIC can help hone your skills to market to this niche!

Information: Receive firsthand news on international issues and events at the local, state, national and global levels before nonmembers.

Networking: Council members are provided with at least four networking programs per year to increase business connections in addition to monthly International Marketing Sessions where members can review and discuss international listings.

Education: Educational programs are designed to enhance members’ cultural and marketing general knowledge along with specific foreign markets. Legal, taxation, and cultural issues seminars provide Council members with a good foundation to work on an international transaction.

Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS): Focuses specifically on the “international” market. CIPS members are the consumers’ best resource to ensure they are dealing with a professional skilled in the unique aspects of international real estate. Each year, courses are offered and you will be advised of many opportunities to win a scholarship to a CIPS class.

Trade missions: Be a part of inbound and outbound trade missions. PIC participated in the Inbound Trade Mission held in Orlando, August 2010 and is now currently planning another Inbound Trade Mission after the NAR convention in Orlando in November, 2016. Be Part of this new Inbound Trade mission and help us plan it. PIC’s Outbound Trade Mission to Mexico was held in October 2010 and another Outbound Trade Mission to Costa Rica in 2015.

Affiliations with local organizations: Be the first to receive invitations to the Cultural Awareness exceptional education and networking events.

Leadership opportunities: The knowledge and involvement from the PIC could lead to opportunities to be in the pipeline for FR and NAR committee appointments including NAR President Liaison. On the local level, you have the opportunity to participate in a Committee leadership position.

Worldwide exposure: Through the PRO International website, there are volunteer opportunities for sponsored booths for events, social media presence with Facebook fan page and opportunities to have articles and blogs published in PROView Weekly Newsletter and much more!

 

Ready to join?

Click here to complete the Pinellas International Council Membership Application

 

Current Pinellas International Council Members

This list is updated quarterly.

Alex  John
Alfred C. Young
Alla B. Panteleyeva
Allen R. Collins
Alona Dishy
Ana M. Smith
Ana M. Tague
Anastasia  Bizzarri
Andrew L. Cabot
Ann C. Fleeting
Annalisa Weller
Annemarie  Wolfe
Anthony Canizares
Antje E. Anderson
Antoinette P. Hawkins 
April Gayle Gausman
Arian M. Kushta
Barbara A. Mendelsohn
Barbara-Jo R. Berberi
Bernardo E. Piccolo PA
Bethsabe  Bockman-Pedersen
Betsy A. Shaw
Bettina G. Guild
Blake Smereczynsky
Brigitte Lukas-Szabady
Carol Kirst
Caroline M. Mortell
Caroline Southwell
Charles R. Vosburgh
Cheryl V. Gonsalves
Cheryll S. Pricher
Christine M. Knighton
Cindy M. Chaple
Claudia R. Stanke
Clifford L. Roe
Dan Lanhaus
Daniel J. Depies
Darla A. Schroeder
David B. Bennett
David G Wooding
David M Zusman
Dawn E. Rae
Deborah J. Ralph
Denise  Reilly
Donna Foley
Edyta  Dowksza
Ellen L. Arsove
Emily M. Haase
Eugenia Garcia Olea
Eunsuk Jung
Floyd Fulford
Fonda McGuire Sabin
Frank Belhassen
Gabriela  Raimander
Gerald (Jerry) Pappas
Gail Hoffmann
Georgette L. Gillis
Gloria Mann
Gro Miller
Haike Abraham
Heather Miniello
Heike M. Grossi
Hellen Lima
Horacio  Gomez
Ioanna  Burns
Irene Konowal
Iris Szwarc
James B Abramson
James Barnett
James M. Sutch
Jan P. Dean SFR
Jan S. Kokernot
Jason  Duraj
Jean-Charles Faust
Jessica Christianson
Joan H. Walker
John Flores
Joe Koebel
John Greg Burton
John P. Noell
Johnny W Ray Sr.
Jorgo  Qirjollari
Joy B. Pratz
Karen M. Lucas
Kay Reyes
Kelly Hamilton
Kelly Lee McFrederick
Kristin  Vincelli
Kristin K. Triolo
La’Donna Causey
Leona Broussard
Linda L. Morgan
Linda S. Goldfarb
Linda V. Curry
Ling Han
H. Linwood Gilbert
Lise B. Fineran
Lucile O. Casey
Madeline Carriger
Maida Davis Brooks
Manuela B. Hendrickson
Margo MacKenzie
Maria C. Herrera
Marie R. Avery
Marie-Pierre F. Cederman
Marina C. Kloppel
Marisa  Strauss
Marisela Anzziani
Marisol G. Davila
Marlies Fischer
Martha  Love
Martha S. Matthews Vasquez
Mathews Abraham
Mayda Miranda
Mediha  Kolar
Melody Reveron
Michael Wheaton
Minh Q. Ho
Myra Ruggiero
Nancy Bridges
Pamela S. Wilhelm
Patricia McGuire
Patricia  Vosburgh
Penny F. Nadar
Phil Riek
Ramon Guitard
Rebecca M. Stewart
Rebecca Wellborn
Rebekah Moorehead
Robert A. Coscia
Robin V. Willey
Rodger V. Simpson
Ruth  Bryson
Sandra A Chalwick SFR
Sergio  Guerrero
Sharla A. Gast
Sharon E. Simms
Snejana I. Ivanov
Sofia B. Menahem
Stephen R. Sexauer
Stephen Wycallis
Sunny  Duann
Suying Lu
Sylvia  Ehinger
Sylvia E. Lusink
Tara  Morgan
Tara Beheshti
Terri L. Bradham
Teresa Riccardi Atkinson
Theresa A. Fritzel
Theresa Lynn Collins PA
Thomas E. Hallis
Thomas E. Shelly
Tina M. Osthus PA
Trish A. Bickell
Albert F. (Treb) Hurley
Valerie F. Acree
Valie Chrzanowski
Virginia R. Chacon
Walter J. Penachio
William H. Munette Jr
Yevgeniya Berman
Yukiko Yamasaki
Yvonne Brun
Yoko Bagus