2022 Global Congress & CIPS Institute

2022 Global Congress and CIPS Institute

Think Globally, Thrive Locally

The Austin and Central Texas region is recognized worldwide as a marketplace for real estate investment. The Global Congress is an Austin Board of REALTORS® Global Business Alliance cornerstone program that brings together key thought leaders from around the globe and ideas that impact your global business.

This year we are bringing you the ABoR Global Congress with more downloadable, on-demand video and shareable content than ever before that will support and help you tap into global markets. The week's cornerstone will be the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Institute with CIPS Instructor of the Year Carla Rayman Kidd and her partner Patricia Tan.

2022 ABoR Global Congress

The week will be full of daily releases with relevant on-demand seminars and on-the-go shareable materials perfect for those emerging into global real estate. The week will be full of new content for members who have already dipped their toes into the global market.  Stayed Tuned!

Navigating the Pathways to U.S. Real Estate  series:

October 3 | Constructing a Global Green Future

October 4 | Global Volunteer Pathways

October 5 | Global Career Development

October 6 | Top 15 Things Every Foreign Buyer Should Consider

October 7 | 2022 Central Texas International Homebuyers Report Highlights

CIPS DESIGNEES

If you have already earned your CIPS designation, we have a special offer to audit* the classes, which includes getting all the latest manuals and resources.

Join us every morning at 8:30 a.m. CST from Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 7 for a closer look into global markets! We will offer the newly launched CIPS course on Africa on Wednesday, October 5.

Register for each day's programming below!

2022 Global Congress Weekly Calendar (940 × 560 Px)

TREC# 35820 | Provider #127 | 8 CE hours

  • This class was last revised in October 2021 and provides the tools and concepts real estate professionals need to serve clients and customers in the global real estate market. Students learn how to research markets, convert metric measures, monitor currency trends, alert clients to tax and visa matters, and follow a process for compiling transaction information.
  • As part of ABoR Global Congress 2022, if you are a CIPS designee holder you have the opportunity to audit this class.
    • Register for CE Credit Here
    • Audit the Class Here (No CE with audit.)

TREC# 35821 | Provider #127 | 8 CE hours

  • This class introduces participants to the unique dimensions of international practice. This class aims to make students aware of how the global economy impacts their local real estate markets and prepare them to serve foreign clients and customers.
  • As part of ABoR Global Congress 2022, if you are a CIPS designee holder you have the opportunity to audit this class.
    • Register for CE Credit Here
    • Audit the Class Here (No CE with audit.)

 TREC# 43487 | Provider #127 | 8 CE hours

  • NEW CIPS Course! This course was developed by the CIPS® program and launched in December 2022, specifically for real estate practitioners interested in elevating their knowledge, skills, and understanding of the real estate industry in Africa. You will learn about the geography, demographics, government, economy, and real estate sectors in 11 countries. You will be introduced to our newest bilateral partners in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Because this is such a dynamic continent, you will be provided with resources to keep you up to date with current economic and real estate trends. Finally, you will learn about the cultural norms that affect business practices in each country.
  • As part of ABoR Global Congress 2022, if you are a CIPS designee holder you have the opportunity to audit this class.
    • Register for CE Credit Here
    • Audit the Class Here (No CE with audit.)

 TREC# 35732 | Provider #127 | 8 CE hours

  • This class provides information on working with clients in Western and Central Europe. 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.
  • As part of ABoR Global Congress 2022, if you are a CIPS designee holder you have the opportunity to audit this class.
    • Register for CE Credit Here
    • Audit the Class Here (No CE with audit.)

 TREC# 35733 | Provider #127 | 8 CE hours

  • This class was developed by the CIPS® program specifically for those real estate practitioners that are interested in focusing on ownership and transaction principles of international real estate. Covers real estate practices in Asia and the Pacific with emphasis on cultural influences, economic trends, and investment opportunities.
  • As part of ABoR Global Congress 2022, if you are a CIPS designee holder you have the opportunity to audit this class.
    • Register for CE Credit Here
    • Audit the Class Here (No CE with audit.)

CIPS education will provide you with the knowledge and resources to position yourself as a global practitioner in your local market. This 5-day institute will satisfy the education requirements to apply for your CIPS designation, the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®.

In this five-day CIPS Institute, you will learn the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, including:

  • Globalization of economics
  • International capital flow
  • Marketing and business planning strategies
  • Roles and expectations in international transactions

The CIPS® designation is for REALTORS® from the United States and abroad, as well as association staff and volunteer leaders who wish to develop or grow their international real estate business. It will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize your business. This designation also provides students with an At Home with Diversity® certification along with ABR® and CRS elective credits. You must complete five (5) CIPS® classes to be able to apply for the CIPS® designation.

*This institute class bundle is 5 days: 10/3, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6, and 10/7. No refunds will be offered after September 30, 2022.

  • Register for the 5-Day Bundle Here

FAQs

  • CIPS Institute (weekly fee) Member $499, Non-Member $749
  • Daily Class (per day fee) Member $149, Non-Member $179
  • Audit Class (per day/CIPS in good standing, no Continuing Education credits earned) Member $49, Non-Member $65

CIPS education will provide you with the knowledge and resources to position yourself as a global practitioner in your local market. This 5-day virtual institute will satisfy the education requirements to apply for your CIPS designation, the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®.

In this five-day CIPS Institute, you will learn the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, including:

  • Globalization of economics
  • International capital flow
  • Marketing and business planning strategies
  • Roles and expectations in international transactions

The CIPS® designation is for REALTORS® from the United States and abroad, as well as association staff and volunteer leaders who wish to develop or grow their international real estate business. It will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize your business. This designation also provides students with an At Home with Diversity® certification along with ABR® and CRS elective credits. You must complete five (5) CIPS® classes to be able to apply for the CIPS® designation.

  • If you reside in a country where NAR has a Cooperating Association, you must be a member of that Association in order to join the CIPS Network/NAR and earn the designation.
  • If you reside in a country where NAR does not have a Cooperating Association, you must agree to abide by NAR's code of ethics and join the Cooperating Association if developed in the future.

Meet Our Instructors

Carla Rayman KiddCarla Rayman Kidd has been a licensed REALTOR® in Florida since 1997. She and her team focus on consulting and marketing for international buyers and sellers. She is a Certified International Property Specialist instructor for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and holds the following designations: CIPS, GRI, RSPS, e-PRO, CRS, AHWD, and TRC. Carla is a licensed instructor in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. She has spoken at real estate conferences in Spain, France, Venezuela, Panama, the U.K., Canada, Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Brazil. Carla has been an active member of her local association since 2005–as the 2018 co-chair of the global business council and 2019 chairperson. Carla was most recently awarded the CIPS Instructor of the Year at the 2021 NAR Conference.

Carla has served as a director for Sarasota for six years and Florida Realtors® director for five years. Her association has named her REALTOR® of the Year, and she was awarded the President’s award twice. Carla served as the NAR’s Regional Coordinator to North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and the former President’s Liaison to Panama.

Patricia TanPatricia Tan was born and raised in England, where an early interest in mathematics drove her to a career in IT, as a computer programmer and then systems analyst. She loved working with people and solving problems and spent 20 successful years in IT sales, solving business problems worldwide. She lived and worked in several countries in Europe and Southeast Asia, where working across cultures instilled excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Pat spent five years as a Director of an American real estate franchise in London and undertook property investment projects together with her husband.

Patricia turned her sights on a career change to allow more time with her two young sons. The desire to live in a warm climate drew the family to Florida. In 1997 they moved to Sarasota for its casual coastal living, small-town feel with big-city amenities, and one of the best school systems in the State.