Transparency of the Real Estate Market in Moldova


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

Building Trust and Recognition of U.S. Real Estate Standards in Serbia


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

Out Of and Back Into India

India 2015

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.

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3rd Annual Real Estate Conference and Expo Uganda

Uganda real estate conference and expo

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