Carol Stewart Earns International Real Estate Designation

Posted by Carol Stewart — December 10, 2012

1355182600Boca Grande, FL - Carol Stewart, a broker-associate in the Boca Grande office of Michael Saunders and Company, has been awarded the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, earning entre into an elite worldwide network of real estate practitioners with expertise in accomplishing the real estate goals of their growing international clientele; as well as serving the growing multicultural population in the United States.

The CIPS Designation is awarded by the National Association of REALTORS to members who have completed the rigorous training necessary to work effectively with international clients and properties.

To earn the CIPS designation, REALTORS complete demanding coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and mastering international business practices. Carol joins a distinguished group of only 2000 real estate professionals worldwide who have earned the CIPS designation.

About Carol Stewart

1355182633A longtime resident of Boca Grande, Carol Stewart offers an exceptional level of market knowledge as part of her accomplished background in Gasparilla Island real estate.

Carol began her real estate career at the Boca Grande Club in 1991; and later joined a Boca Grande Village firm, which expanded her breadth of knowledge into island-wide sales expertise. Later she was part of the team that opened Gasparilla Properties in June of 1999, where she served as a principal broker/owner. The company quickly became Gasparilla Island’s top-producing real estate company.

As one of the area’s top producing property specialists, Carol has generated over $34 million in sales within the past three years alone throughout Boca Grande, Cape Haze and Placida.

In addition to the CIPS designation, Carol has earned the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Management Designation (CRB), is an e-PRO certified Internet professional; and holds her Resort and Second Home Market Certification (RSPS). She has also earned her Transnational Referral Certification (TRC) in order to extend her local expertise to international referrals.

About Michael Saunders & Company:

Now in its fourth decade of service to Southwest Florida, Michael Saunders & Company has grown from a single small office into a network of 24 full-service offices—with more than 550 professionally trained associates and 120 staff members. Powerful world-wide affiliations—including Christie’s International Real Estate, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International and Mayfair International Realty extend the company’s message to qualified buyers globally, ensuring the broadest possible exposure for our properties.

Michael Saunders & Company is ranked as the 59th largest brokerage in dollar volume in the latest Real Trends 500 Survey of the 500 largest brokerages in the U.S. for 2010; and is included among the 35 most influential Realtors in luxury real estate.

For more information about Michael Saunders & Company, please call 1-888-552-5228 or visit us on the Web at

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