Simultaneously while their colleagues were presenting in Nis, Serbia on behalf of IRPF and the Central European Real Estate Associations Network, CEREAN, (March 25-27, 2015), IRPF consultants Dan Negulescu and Sorin Udrea also provided a successful workshop and training program in Chisinau, Moldova; the program was entitled: “Transparency of the Real Estate Market in Moldova,” and approximately 90 people, including real estate agents and appraisers, attended. Continue reading
Over the span of 3 days in March 2015, President of the Central European Real Estate Associations Network, CEREAN, Nikos Manomenidis and trainer Miltos Apostolidis, both IRPF consultants, participated in a successful program in Serbia called Building Trust and Recognition of U.S. Real Estate Standards funded by the Reaume Foundation. The program offered 34 participants the necessary training and tools to become more competent in the real estate market and advance their careers and personal objectives. All participants were members of the Serbian Real Estate Cluster, or Klaster Nekretnine. Continue reading
What an honor to be invited back to teach by NAR India in April of this year – and what an absolute pleasure to share the teaching chores with NAR Past President Richard Mendenhall. We taught two full days in Mumbai and Bangalore on a variety of topics: code of ethics, brokerage management, marketing, recruiting, social media, MLS, personal branding, NAR India member benefits, agency, standard forms, creating business plans, and on and on. A lot to cram into two 8-hour days, given that some of the topics could easily take a full day or more to adequately address.
Nick Zigic has worked with IRPF for several years now. Below he discusses being appointed 2015 NAR President’s Liaison to Austria. Continue reading
The third annual Real Estate Conference and Expo was held from November 13th-14th at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. With an audience of 101 participants, the conference was opened by the Honorable Daudi Migereko, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD). He challenged the Association of Real Estate Agents, Uganda (AREA-Uganda) and the private sector to find ways to solve the unmet need of providing affordable housing to Ugandans by supporting prefabricated construction materials. He also underscored the value of creating small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in the real estate industry to promote economic growth. Moreover, he recommended that meetings to discuss incentives for the development of affordable housing options earlier mentioned between the MLHUD Director, AREA-Uganda, and developers take place. Continue reading
On October 16th VEGA hosted a webinar on diaspora volunteerism. Each member of the panel had distinctive material to contribute to the discussion, and after separate segments, was able to converse and answer questions posted by those participating. Continue reading
It is common knowledge that visits from local partners to the USA, either as Participant Training Programs, commercial exchanges, or fact-finding missions can broaden visitors’ vision and help unlock business opportunities. Serving as the President of the Association of Real Estate Agents-Uganda (AREA), Andrew Mukiibi’s visit to Chicago was not only a confirmation of the validity of the merits of immersing someone into our work environment but also a genuine evidence that the education exchange process was also happening to us. Continue reading