Here are some great reasons to join:
Florida accounted for the largest share at 22 percent of total U.S. residential home sales to international clients, which the National Association of REALTORS® estimated at $102.6 Billion. Florida attracted buyers from Latin America, Europe, and Canada who tend to purchase properties in warm climates for vacation purposes.
Consider these facts:
- $19.4 Billion in sales to international buyers for the year ending 6/16
- 19% of Florida’s market (volume) was to international buyers
- 47,000 residential properties
- 12% of Florida’s market (units)
- 72% made an all-cash purchase
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.
Just released November 2017– The 2017 Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity in Florida Latin American and Caribbean buyers accounted for the largest fraction of Florida foreign buyers at 34 percent, although they comprised a smaller share compared to the previous year’s share (39 percent). While foreign buyers purchased property across the state, most foreign buyers were concentrated in five metropolitan areas:
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach (53 percent), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (11 percent), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (nine percent), Cape Coral-Fort Myers (six percent) and North Point-Sarasota-Bradenton (five percent).
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 several 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 currently planning another outbound Trade Mission for 2018. PIC’s Outbound Trade Mission to Mexico was held in October 2010 and the Trade Mission to Costa Rica was held in July 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 PIC Facebook page and opportunities to have articles and blogs published in PROView Weekly Newsletter and much more!
Ready to join?
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|
|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|