Funchal, Portugal (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- AJF De Nobrega of Nobrega Realty will be awarded the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation and will join a worldwide referral network of elite global real estate practitioners with expertise in working with the international market. The CIPS Designation is awarded by the National Association of REALTORSÂ® (NAR), which represents over 1,200,000 REALTORSÂ® in the United States. AJF De Nobrega will be formally recognized atÂ NAR's 2009 REALTORSÂ® Conference & Trade Expo in San Diego, CA on November 14, 2009. Â Members of the CIPS Network are crucial players in today's global real estate market.Â The CIPS designation recognizes members who have achieved the necessary training and experience to work successfully with international clients and properties.Â To earn the CIPS designation, REALTORSÂ® complete rigorous coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and international business practices.Â
Designees must also prove achievement in international real estate transactions. AJF De Nobrega joins a distinguished society of over 1600 real estate professionals throughout the world who have earned the CIPS designation.Â "This is a highly prestigious award in our industry," said Barbara Schmerzler, CIPS, NAR International Operations Committee Chair.Â "AJF De Nobrega of Nobrega Realty is now established as an expert in international real estate."