Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
The Miami Association of Realtors (MIAMI) has signed a reciprocal agreement with the Association of Real Estate Agents of Balneario Camboriú (ACIBC) that will generate business opportunities for members of both associations. The reciprocal agreement was signed on August 25th at the ACIBC Gala in commemoration of Real Estate Agent Day in Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina State, Brazil with more than 600 professionals and dignitaries in attendance. Later it is planned that MIAMI and ACIBC will share property listings via Proxio’s internet data exchange platform and connect professionals through Proxio Pro’s professional network.
This collaboration will strengthen international exposure for both real estate markets, will enhance referral business for members of both associations, and will stimulate mutual economic growth and visibility.
“MIAMI is excited to partner with ACIBC, an organization committed to serving its members in Balneario Camboriú and to expanding global opportunities,” said Teresa King Kinney, MIAMI Chief Executive Officer. “Brazil is a very strong market for Miami and South Florida, and we look forward to a very successful relationship with ACIBC that will greatly benefit our respective members and vibrant real estate markets.”
According to the 2011 Miami International Buyers Report, Brazilian buyers ranked second in South Florida with 12 percent of international sales, which is nearly a 30 percent increase compared to 2010. According to the 2012 Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida, 49.2 percent of Brazilian buyers in Florida purchase in Miami-Miami Beach, while 18.6 percent buy in Fort Lauderdale. Florida is by far the leading home buying destination for foreign buyers in the U.S., accounting for 26 percent of all international sales in the nation. In Florida, Miami-Miami Beach is the top destination for international buyers, accounting for 31.3 percent of international sales in the state, followed by Fort Lauderdale with 11.6 percent.
Kinney says the Miami and Balneario Camboriú markets share many similarities. “Balneario Camboriu is the ‘Miami Beach of Brazil’,” said Kinney. “Our markets offer exciting lifestyles, ocean front properties, and great weather, so we attract buyers looking for the same types of features and amenities.”
MIAMI’s International Council has signed agreements with more than 100 foreign real estate organizations around the world - including the Russian Guild of Realtors in Moscow, Russia; Secovi-SP in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and FNAIM Paris – Ile de France in Paris, France. These agreements link MIAMI members to those of our worldwide partners and globalize the local real estate market.
About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating more than 90 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 25,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local association in the National Association of Realtors, and has partnerships with more than 100 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.miamire.com.
About ACIBC - Association of Real Estate Agents of Balneario Camboriú
The Association of Real Estate Agents of Balneario Camboriú was founded on August 4, 1992, and is currently celebrating 20 years of service to its members and to the local real estate industry. ACIBC, which is accredited by the Regional Council of Real Estate Agents of Santa Catarina, is a nonprofit organization that brings together real estate agents in Balneario Camboriú and the surrounding region. The association is committed to:
1. Increasing and facilitating business relationships between its members and the real estate market locally, nationally and internationally.
2. Seeking better regulation and training in Balneario Camboriú real estate market.
The association will start constructing its own headquarters on a 5800-square-meter parcel of land at Estaleiro Beach, in October 2012. ACIBC’s official website is http://www.acibc.com.br.
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