Premier Properties Broker Earns International Referral Certification

Posted by Kristine Nickel — June 22, 2008

SARASOTA, Fla. – (June 23, 2008) – Cindy Morton, sales associate with Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Cindy Morton, a newly Transnational Referral Certified broker with Premier Properties.has been awarded the Transnational Referral Certified (TRC) professional mark from the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). TRC certified real estate professionals better serve clients and customers who are looking to buy or sell real property outside their own country and who will benefit from working with a real estate professional in that foreign market. The Transnational Referral Certification was developed to help real estate professionals perfect the mechanics of cross-border client referrals. Equally important is the emphasis placed on working in the client’s best interests in the same manner as they would a domestic client. All TRCs adhere to a national professional code of conduct.“In today complex market, where people are increasingly buying and selling internationally, whether for a resort or retirement home or as an investment, it’s important to work with someone who understands the local market and laws—particularly those that apply to foreign ownership,” said Morton P.A. who also has an MBA and ePRO certification. “The TRC helps me to ensure that my clients receive the same level of service and professionalism abroad that I provide them here at home.” In the United States, only members of the National Association of Realtors can earn the Transnational Referral Certification.About the International Consortium of Real Estate AssociationsThe International Consortium of Real Estate Associations represents 26 leading real estate associations located in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela. These organizations represent approximately two million practitioners and their countries collectively represent $25 trillion of GDP. Morton is affiliated with ICREA through her membership in the National Association of Realtors, one of the international real estate associations that form the global consortium.About Premier Properties of Southwest FloridaWith over 230 licensed sales professionals, Premier Properties represents buyers and sellers of luxury properties throughout Southwest Florida. Premier Properties is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a group of affiliated private companies involved in real estate development, real estate brokerage services, developer consultation services, personal and commercial insurance services. The Lutgert Companies presence in Southwest Florida dates to 1964.

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