SARASOTA, Fla. – (Aug. 18, 2008) – Deborah Beacham
has been awarded the Transnational Referral Certified (TRC) professional mark from the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). Beacham is affiliated with Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. REALTORS®
. Beacham is one of a growing number of professionals in Sarasota to earn the TRC, reflecting the increasingly global nature of the real estate industry.
The Transnational Referral Certification was developed to help 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. TRC certified real estate professionals are trained not only in the mechanics of cross-border client referrals, but also in how to work in the client’s best interests in the same manner they would a domestic client. All TRCs adhere to a national professional code of conduct.“In today’s 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 Beacham. “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.”Through ICREA, TRC certified professionals have access to a network of 2 million real estate professionals in nearly 30 countries, 3 million listings, and can easily locate professionals who have received training specifically in handling cross-border client referrals.The International Consortium of Real Estate Associations represents 28 leading real estate associations located in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela. These organizations represent approximately two million practitioners and their countries collectively represent $25 trillion of GDP.About Premier Properties
With 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.