If you are a scuba diver or snorkeler, golfer, reader, archeologist, eco-enthusiast, fishing fan, an herbal healer, or birdwatcher - there's a piece of Paradise here to meet the need. Every member of the Belize National Association of REALTORS® in Belize is dedicated to ensuring our clients' satisfaction, and abide by the strict code of ethics required by BNAR.
Belize City, Belize (PRWEB) March 12, 2008
Macarena Rose, a real estate expert in Belize since 2004 and owner of Rainforest Realty; (http://www.rainforestrealty.com), has been elected the president of the Belize National Association of Realtors® (BNAR). The organization has a joint reciprocal relationship with the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the leading organization of real estate professionals in the United States. The partnership recognizes the growing importance of the Belize economy, both in the Central American region and as a magnet for international investors.
The Belize National Association of Realtors®, based in Belize City, was founded in 2004 and is incorporated as a nonprofit organization. The association has 150 agent members, representing 60 percent of the country's real estate professionals. The new partnership underscores Belize's commitment to high-quality, ethical real estate transactions for its population as well as those looking to buy retirement homes, second homes or land in Belize.
"I look forward to helping our members uphold the high standards of what it means to be REALTORS®," says Rose, a founding member of BNAR. "We welcome and honored to have this association with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), which will provide avenues of professional education and permit us to offer the best levels of real estate practice standards, both to local and international clients."
Rose owns Rainforest Realty, located in San Ignacio, Belize. Rainforest Realty represents buyers and sellers, including developments such as Cyan Belize (http://www.cyanbelize.com). The agency has been in operation since 2004.
"If you are a scuba diver or snorkeler, golfer, reader, archeologist, eco-enthusiast, fishing fan, an herbal healer, or birdwatcher - there's a piece of Paradise here to meet the need. Every member of the Belize National Association of REALTORS® in Belize is dedicated to ensuring our clients' satisfaction, and abide by the strict code of ethics required by BNAR." says Rose.
An International Living magazine survey recently placed Belize among the top retirement havens worldwide. Foreign citizens can apply for classification in a special category for retired persons from outside the country, which provides relief from local taxes on income and import of household goods. Such retirement benefits add to the appeal of a lower cost of living, tropical climate and close proximity to the United States. In addition, English is the official language of Belize, and all business contracts are written and recorded in the language.
The National Association of REALTORS®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.