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The Complete CIPS Institute 9/22-9/26/14

Sep 22, 2014 08:30am -
Sep 26, 2014 05:00pm

Event Description

Instructor:  May Wan, CIPS & Fanny Y Chu, CIPS, SRES, TRC, SFR

37.5 Clock Hours

Location:  SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS®, 12410 SE 32nd St #100, Bellevue, WA  98005

Cost: Early Rate (until 9/15/14): $595.00
9/16/14 - Day of Class:  $695.00

Lunch will be provided on 9/22, 9/25 and 9/26 by Keith Pitsch, Mortgage Solutions Financial

The Complete Certified International Property Specialist Designation, Sept. 22 - Sept. 26

Expand your business with the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation.

Course Note: In order to receive this designation, you must be a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Non-members can take these courses but will not be awarded the REALTOR® family designation.

To be eligible for the CIPS Designation, you must complete 2 Core courses and 3 elective courses.

Individual courses may be taken separately for $159 ($179 after 9/15), WA State CE credits - 7.5/per course.
All class times are 8:30am - 5:00pm. Please call the SKCR office at 425-974-1011 to register for individual courses.


The CIPS Designation

  • Understand the dynamics of doing global business in your local market.
  • Exchange transaction referrals with worldwide agents.
  • Become a skilled resource in the unique aspects of international real estate; understand cultural communications, international business and customs that impact the global real estate market.
  • Join the specialty networking group, CIPS Network, exclusive to international practitioners.

To be eligible for the CIPS Designation, you must complete 2 Core courses and 3 elective courses.

Core Courses (2 required):

  1. Global Real Estate: Local Markets
  2. Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools

Elective Courses (3 required):

  1. Europe & International Real Estate
  2. Asia/Pacific International Real Estate
  3. The Americas & International Real Estate

According to the NAR 2011 Survey

  • Global business is on the rise.
  • Total residential international sales in the U.S. for the past year equaled $82 billion, up from $66 billion in 2010.
  • The U.S. continues to remain a top destination for foreign buyers as international purchases surged by $16 billion this year, one of the highest increases in recent years.

As a CIPS designee, you are armed with the knowledge and resources to take advantage of this growing global market.

  • Recent international buyers came from 70 different countries, up from 53 countries in 2010.
  • The CIPS Designation is the only designation of its kind in the real estate community. It's synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective and distinct understanding of a global buyer, and comes with powerful brand recognition with designees in nearly 40 countries.

Expand your business (and your wallet) with the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation.

Core Courses:

  • Global Real Estate: Local Markets, Sept. 22
    Coursenote: This course is the prerequisite course for the CIPS Designation. You must take this course before taking any other CIPS courses. Upon completion of this course, you will receive elective credit towards the ABR and CRS designation (applies to U.S. members only).

    This introductory course offers you an overview of the international real estate business environment, including capital flow, currencies, government regulations and cultures. Topics such as international brokerage, networking, marketing, and selling will also be discussed.

  • Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools, Sept. 23
    This course provides you with the tools needed to present investment information to international clients—in their currency and area. You will learn how to measure investment performance, prepare financial projections, and understand the effects of taxes and exchange rates on investment.

Elective Courses
(3 of the 4 regional elective course are required to receive CIPS Designation):

  • Europe & International Real Estate, Sept. 24
    This course provides information on working with clients in Western and Central Europe. It Covers the European Union and its impact on international real estate, along with economic and real estate trends, networking and relationships, and marketing and selling practices.

  • Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate, Sept. 25
    This course addresses real estate practices in Asia and the Pacific with emphasis on cultural influences, economic trends and assessment of investment opportunities. An extra chapter on working with the Japanese is also included.

  • The Americas & International Real Estate, Sept. 26
    This course offers practical information for professionals who work with Caribbean, North, Central, and South American investors. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities are covered along with a special focus on Mexico.


About the Instructors:

May Wan, CIPS
Approved to teach:
Global Real Estate – Local Markets
Global Real Estate – Transaction Tools
Europe & International Real Estate
Asia & International Real Estate
The Americas & International Real Estate
The Business of U.S. Real Estate


Born in China, lived in Hong Kong and educated in Canada, May has lived in the U.S. since 1974. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, May worked for a number of multinational companies building her skills in global transactions. May is fluent in Chinese, speaking several dialects including Mandarin and Cantonese.

Since 2001, May has been a Certified Instructor of Real Estate Continuing Education for the Washington REALTORS® and the Seattle King County Association of REALTORS®. May taught her own courses of "Selling Real Estate in a Multicultural World" and FHA Essentials. Additionally, she is a certified NAR instructor having taught " At Home with Diversity", "Expand your Market", "Risk Reduction: International Business Affecting your Local Market", and "Employer Assisted Housing". Two of her current course curriculums are the CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) Institute and The Business of U.S. Real Estate.

May is the Past President of the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce and a Founding Board Member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Washington Chapter. A life-long community volunteer, May is the proud recipient of the 2007 Seattle King County Association of REALTORS® Affiliate Community Service Award and the 2010 Cultural Awareness Award.

Fanny Y. Chu, CIPS, SRES, TRC, SFR

  • Real Estate Professional Highlights:
  • CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) Faculty
  • NAR, CAR & SFAR Member
  • CREAA (Chinese Real Estate Assoc of America) 2005 President & 2006 Board Chair
  • AREAA (Asian Real Estate Assoc of America) Founding Board Member
  • NAR At Home with Diversity (DRE Course) Instructor
  • TRC Trainer, Seminar speaker & Panelist
  • NAR President's Liaison to China 2002-2006
  • CAR Magazine April 2001 Roundtable-Industry Leaders Focus on Diversity in Real Estate
  • Asian Week interview on "A Place to Call Home" August, 2001
  • KGO Radio Special on Housing
  • 1st Time Home Buyer Seminar Speaker & Radio, TV Guest
  • China 'Affordable Housing' Summit Guest Speaker, 2007
  • Steering Committee-1st-3rd Bay Area Multi-Cultural Real Estate Summit, 2007-09
  • NAR Communication Committee, 2008, 2010
  • Webinar for NAR-'How to Market Yourself Globally'-2009
  • Training & Certification in Short Sale & Distressed Properties since 2006
  • Titanium Solution Home Retention Specialist since 2008
  • SFR- NAR Short Sale Foreclosure Resource certified

Cancellation Policy:
*Pre-registration required. Only Pre-Paid registrants will guarantee reservation.
(Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of scheduled class for refund)

Event Type:Education
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Sep 14, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Sep 15, 2014 and ends on Sep 15, 2014.
Late registration starts on Sep 16, 2014.
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana