Ann Arbor REALTOR® Dee Dee Blizard of RE/MAX Platinum Earns Designation in Global Real Estate Network

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The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Dee Dee Blizard is one of only two REALTORS® in Ann Arbor to hold this designation and one of only 15 in the entire state of Michigan.

Dee Dee Blizard of RE/MAX Platinum in Ann Arbor, MI has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing her among 2,500 elite real estate professionals worldwide. The designation was awarded to her by the National Association of REALTORS® for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.

The CIPS designation is synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and distinct understanding of a global buyer. As a designee, Blizard can efficiently work with all international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas, foreign buyers purchasing in the United States, as well as recent immigrants who might be unfamiliar with real estate transaction practices in the United States.

International business is happening in every U.S. state. Last year international buyers spent $103 billion on U.S. residential properties. The price of homes purchased by international buyers was over $240k more than the median price of all transactions last year. The majority of global transactions are cash purchases. A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) is a global real estate professional who has undergone specialized training focused on conducting business in the international real estate arena.

"Let's face it, says Blizard, the needs of real estate clients today are global in nature. Homebuyers are not just relocating or buying vacation homes in another state, they are doing so in other countries. Additionally, billions of dollars are spent each year on residential properties in the U.S. by international buyers. So having my finger on the pulse of the global real estate marketplace is a major advantage for my domestic clients as well. Whether they are looking to buy or sell a home locally, in another state or internationally, I am their global real estate resource".

Blizard will be formally recognized at the organization’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November.

For more information on the CIPS designation, email CIPS(at)realtors(dot)org or visit


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