Local Expertise. Global Reach
The mission of the Suncoast Global Council (SGC) (formerly “Pinellas International Council”) of the Pinellas Realtor® Organization & Central Pasco Chapter (PRO/CPAR) is to further enhance the professionalism of REALTORS® serving foreign and U.S. customers engaged in international real estate transactions by providing education, information, networking and marketing resources.
Suncoast Global Certification Program
The premier global certification recognized by the Suncoast Global Council (SGC), along with the Pinellas REALTOR® Organization and Central Chapter Chapter (PRO/CPAR), which is awarded only to those professionals who can demonstrate an exceptionally high standard of dedication and training in regards to the business of international real estate.
This is a points-based open-ended program (no due dates or set order of requirements). Points are earned through class participation, SGC events, and REALTOR® involvement at the local state, and nation levels. As soon as requirements are met, you may apply for your certification any time.
Points start collecting as of Jan 1, 2020. Classes and events from previous years are not applicable.
The Pinellas International Council (PIC) is made up of over 200 members of the Pinellas REALTOR® Organization (PRO) who are actively working with international clients throughout the world.
Our Council is one of the most active councils in the United States. We stress education and marketing as our primary service to our members. PIC’s leadership team had an excellent lineup of programs in 2018 and has now planned new programs for 2019. As a result of all the programs that we have had in 2018, NAR has awarded the ranking of “Gold” status to our council. We have worked very hard to achieve this honor and are very proud of this award. We are excited about our new plans for 2019 and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!
One of our top achievements in 2018 was that for the first time the Pinellas Realtor ® Organization was awarded an Ambassador association by the National Association of Realtors ®. We are proud to be the ambassador association to Ecuador. This is a great honor and the first time. There is more exciting news for 2019. For the first time the Pinellas International Council along with the Pinellas Realtor ® Association will be traveling to some International Trade shows We will be bringing back valuable information from these shows to share with agents here.
We will be hosting a number of education and cultural events this coming year. The best ways to stay in touch with PIC is “liking” our Facebook page at Facebook.com/PinellasIC or review the weekly PRO e-newsletters.
We have an International Marketing Session on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:00pm-4:30pm. You have an opportunity learn about the cultures of one of our host countries and chance to share your international properties with your fellow Realtors.
Please consider joining our award winning Council for the cost of $25 per member per year. The aim of PIC is to acquaint members about current events and issues that impact international business while providing networking, marketing, educational and travel opportunities in order to enhance their success in conducting business in a global real estate arena. Click here to join PIC.
Please take the time to check the Pinellas Realtor ® Organization’s education and events calendar for all of our upcoming global events.
Denise Reilly, Chair
Pinellas International Council