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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!

 

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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