Royal Oak MI (PRWEB) September 09, 2016
Keisuke Takemoto of MKT Homes has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing him among 2,500 elite real estate professionals worldwide. The designation was awarded to him by the National Association of REALTORS® for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.
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.
The CIPS designation is synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and distinct understanding of a global buyer. As a designee, Takemoto 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.
"I am very excited to have expanded my knowledge of the international marketplace, said Takemoto, this is a value-added proposition that I bring to each and every client." Takemoto 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 http://www.realtor.org/whycips.