TAMPA, Fla. (March 17, 2017) – We are pleased to announce Harold Gallup has earned the Certified International Property Specialist designation, placing him among more than 3,000 agents worldwide who have been trained to handle the complexities of international real estate transactions. CIPS is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS. Gallup is a sales executive with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group’s South Tampa office, 4950 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL.
“Today, real estate is as global as it is local,” said Dewey Mitchell, Broker/Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. “We’re proud Harold has earned this distinctive designation and is making important strides toward better understanding and servicing the international buyer.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices—a real estate brokerage franchise network that recently announced its plans to expand globally—offers comprehensive CIPS training that includes five full days of study covering international business in domestic markets and transactions in Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Americas.
Instruction involves transaction tools, currency and exchange rate issues, cross-cultural relationships, regional market conditions, investment performance, tax issues and more.
“Currency issues and tax laws alone make international transactions more complex, and then there are visa laws, financing and other considerations,” said Peter Turtzo, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ senior vice president for International Operations. “An agent who’s trained to handle these challenges can make the difference in a home sale or purchase, and ultimately, that’s an immeasurable benefit for home buyers and sellers nationwide.”
Added Gallup, “I’m excited that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is expanding its reach to international markets.” “I know my buyers and sellers will benefit from the global perspective I can now bring to the real estate transaction.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group has 22 offices located throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, and Highlands counties. Locally owned and operated since 1959, the company offers residential, commercial, property management, relocation, home warranty, title, mortgage, and insurance services. For more information please visit the company website at www.bhhsfloridaproperties.com.
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