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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).

Link: http://www.floridarealtors.org/ResearchAndStatistics/Other-Research-Reports/upload/Florida2017_FinalReport.pdf

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.

Haike N Abraham Corinna B Cromartie Albert F Hurley Vibhutiben  Ortega
Mathews  Abraham Linda V Curry Ann  Irons Tina M Osthus
James B Abramson Marisol G Davila Snejana I Ivanov Alla B Panteleeva
Valerie F Acree Jan P Dean Francisco J Jaralillo-Castro Gerald  Pappa
Edd  Allen Daniela  DeLaquil Alex  John Rose  Parsons
Luzdary (Lucy)  Ambrose Alona  Dishy Audrey  Johnson Todd  Pillars
Antje E Anderson Lynn R Dow Eunsuk  Jung Simone E Pilz
 Anneli Andersson Metrosky Sunny  Duann Joseph P Kane Joy B Pratz
Marisela  Anzziani Jason  Duraj Alena  Kaptsevich Lilianna  Preis
Ellen  Arsove Amanda C Dyer Murat  Kavlak Gabriela  Raimander
Larry P Arth Ena M Ebanks Jennifer  Kerouac Deborah J Ralph
Stefan  Babjak Cellisa  Ebanks Emily  Killgore Johnny W Ray
Nijoko  Bagus Sylvia  Ehinger Carol  Kirst Denise  Reilly
Nancy  Baird Angelo  Famiglietti Marina C Kloppel Melody  Reveron
Fabrice  Barrault Jean-Charles  Faust Christine M Knighton Kay  Reyes
Monika  Bartoszcze John E Ferguson Joseph W Koebel Phillip J Riek
Taraneh  Beheshti Amy  Ferguson Jan S Kokernot Patricia L Riesenkampff
Franck F Belhassen Lise B Fineran Mediha  Kolar Zoraris  Rivera De Alejand
David B Bennett Marlies  Fischer Irene  Konowal Gail  Robinson
Marlene C Berthelot Ann C Fleeting Inessa  Kosonen Clifford L Roe
Trish  Bickell John  Flores Livia I Kujanpaa Myra J Ruggiero
Anastasia  Bizzarri George  Fly Arian M Kushta Stephen R Sexauer
Bethsabe  Bockman-Pedersen Donna  Foley Tracee  Lawson Thomas E Shelly
Andrea L Bonivich Theresa A Fritzel Iryna K Lazauskas Lior  Sher
Terri L Bradham Floyd  Fulford Cheryl  Leisten Sharon E Simms
Maida D Brooks Melody L Gallion Tia Zheqing  Li Rodger V Simpson
Leona  Broussard Eugenia  Garcia Olea Janice A Lockridge-William Phillip  Sinclair
Violeta  Brown Kathleen E Gaspari Wayne  Lord Jo-Ann  Sloan
Yvonne R Brun Sharla A Gast Martha  Love Ana M Smith
Ruth  Bryson H Linwood  Gilbert Linda  Lowe Brian K Smith
Donald  Buck Georgette L Gillis Suying  Lu Paula C Smith
Ioanna  Burns Linda S Goldfarb Karen M Lucas Caroline A Southwell
John G Burton Horacio  Gomez Brigitte  Lukas-Szabady Rebecca M Stewart
Andrew L Cabot Cheryl V Gonsalves Cindy  Lukehart Marisa  Strauss
Marlene  Cambronero Eric  Griffith Sylvia E Lusink Fatjon  Susaj
Anthony  Canizares Heike M Grossi Gloria E Maciejewski James M Sutch
Robert D Cargo Sephanie  Gruber QiHong  Mai Ana M Tague
Marsha K Cargo Sergio  Guerrero Lina N Mann Marguerite  Tarr
Madeline  Carriger Bettina G Guild Randall  Martin Jeffrey  Teal
Carrie A Carty Ramon  Guitard Patricia  Matthews Nini  Torres
Lucile O Casey Emily M Haase Martha S Matthews Vasquez Houdinis  Trujillo
Sandra  Castles Thomas E Hallis Roberto  Mazzoni Charles R Vosburgh
Marie-Pierre F Cederman Kelly  Hamilton Kelly Lee  McFrederick Patricia  Vosburgh
Virginia R Chacon Ling  Han Patricia  McGuire Joan H Walker
Sandra A Chalwick Caroline  Hanna Karen  Meade Nicole  Walsh
Cindy M Chaple Antoinette P Hawkins Moamen  Mikhail Virginia  Warfield
Jessica L Christianson Bryan  Heifner Gro  Miller Annalisa  Weller
Valie V Chrzanowski Manuela B Hendrickson Rebekah  Moorehead Robin V Willey
Pamela S Clark Jennifer  Hewitt Caroline M Mortell Munodaoni  Williams
Marjory A Coffing Minh Q Ho William H Munette Kelly M Witherspoon
Pamela A Cohn Gail  Hoffmann Penny F Nadar Annabelle  Womack
Allen R Collins Lori  Hopkins Michael  Nahat David G Wooding
Theresa Lynn  Collins Cheryl S Hopler Evelyn R Nakelski Yukiko  Yamasaki
Robert A Coscia M Victoria  Horstmann John P Noell Tou Lee L Yang
Sylvie  Coulange Jimmie J Hunt John O Nwaneri Eric  Zumwalt