The Certified International Property Specialist Network (CIPS Network) comprises 2,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of REALTORS®. The CIPS® designation prepares REALTORS® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues.
The CIPS Designation is the only designation of its kind in the real estate community. It's synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective and distinct understanding of a global buyer, and comes with powerful brand recognition with designees in nearly 40 countries.
The aim of the association is to work to improve the standards of estate agent working practices and to bring some regulation into the industry.
Membership regulations of the association are strict, and those that are members have had to undergo a strict application procedure.
In recognition and appreciation of their obligations to clients, customers, the public, and each other, REBA-ES members continuously strive to become and remain informed on issues affecting real estate and, as knowledgeable professionals, they willingly share the fruit of their experience and study with others.