Ruth Krinke, CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
Why should you choose to work with a CIPS?
International transactions are significantly different and more complex than domestic investments. From
currency issues and financing, to visa and tax laws, working with a REALTOR® who knows how to handle
these differences can make or break the purchase or sale of your property. Because of these nuances, it is
essential to work with a knowledgeable and trusted professional.
What is a CIPS?
The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of
REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed the coursework and have demonstrated
considerable experience in international business can call themselves a CIPS designee.
What is the coursework/training?
CIPS designees must complete numerous courses focusing on the critical aspects of international
- Currency and exchange rate issues
- Cross-cultural relationships
- Regional market conditions
- Investment performance
- Tax issues
Only after they have completed the coursework requirements and meet the experience criteria,
designees join a tightly-knit network of nearly 2,500 international property professionals around the
world. These referral partners can help you do business in over 40 countries, and ensure that you will
receive the same level of service no matter where your next property is located.
How does working with a CIPS designee benefit you?
CIPS Designees are well-informed and prepared to work with international clients. You can be
assured that they will provide a smooth and seamless experience for foreign buyers and sellers. They
have access to a wide network of professionals to assist you with inbound or outbound transactions
around the globe.
In any type of international real estate transaction - whether in the U.S. or abroad - working with a
CIPS designee means working with the best and most trusted resource for navigating the international
real estate marketplace.