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  • SEVRAR’s Global Business & Alliances Council Wins the Gold Once Again

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    November 07, 2017
    Mesa, AZ – SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® has been named a Gold Council in the 2017 Global Achievement Program through the National Association of REALTORS®. SEVRAR remains the only award winning GLOBAL BUSINESS & ALLIANCES COUNCIL in Arizona. Among the 125 global business councils operating nationwide, only a select few were named Gold or Platinum councils.
    The Global Business & Alliances Council has a mission to provide members with information and resources to assist them in better serving buyers and sellers from different cultures and countries. The Council meets quarterly to educate members on economic and cultural issues involved in international real estate transactions and pertinent issues affecting commerce today. ”Many members are active worldwide and act as ambassadors that showcase Arizona opportunities pertaining to real estate investments of all kinds,” says Richard Wood, 2017 SEVRAR Global Business & Alliances Council Chairperson.
    Currently, there are over 94 real estate association members from various cities throughout Arizona involved with the SEVRAR committee and 54 Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designees in Arizona as a whole. Designees are educated on global transactions and are prepared with the knowledge to assist clients from culturally diverse backgrounds, and/or clients who wish to purchase outside the US. Lisa Calarco, CIPS, AHWD, Global Business Development & Outreach Manager with the National Association of REALTORS® stated, “It has been a pleasure to watch the growth of the SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® Global Business & Alliances Council from 2015 to 2017. Over the past 3 years they have pushed themselves to provide well-rounded and informative programming for their globally minded members. By supporting the global business at the local level, they have also connected their members to the larger global community and are well on their way to positioning SEVRAR as the experts and the resource for global real estate in their local market. Congrats on receiving your 2nd Gold Global Achievement Program Award, I look forward to seeing what 2018 will bring!”
    SEVRAR’s recent achievements include the Global Achievement Gold Status award granted by the National Association of REALTORS® in 2016. Debra Allen, member since 2014, past chairperson in 2016, and 2018 chairperson, said, “This past year, we hosted a group of international REALTORS® from Spain, Italy and Portugal; several members attended a trade mission to Cuba and had educational training in France and Dubai. The Council also graciously hosted an “International Day of Peace” at the SEVRAR headquarters. This is an exciting time and our future looks bright”.

    According to the National Association of REALTORS® the principal idea is that the “Council acts as a REALTOR® driven community organization, helping REALTORS®  build partnerships with globally-minded businesses, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other relevant local entities.”

    About SEVRAR
    The SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® (SEVRAR) is located in Mesa, AZ and serves over 12,800 members. Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® is one of the most trusted resources for real estate information in Arizona. Our goal is to support the communities in which our members live, work and play, and together, promote and protect the quality of life enjoyed throughout the South East Valley. For further SEVRAR information, please visit http://SEVRAR.com and the Global Business & Alliances Council website link at http://www.sevrar.com/global
    Laurel Pendle, Director of Public Relations & Events