Designation Classes

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Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) (Module 6) 

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Daily

October 4 – Global Real Estate: Local Markets

October 11 – Global Real Estate: Europe & International Real Estate

October 6 – Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools

October 12 – Global Real Estate: The Americas & International Real Estate

October 8 – Global Real Estate: Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate

About the Class

Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day, and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize and expand your business.

About the Instructor 

Virginia “Ginni” Field has been a real estate and life coach as well as mentor since 1990. As a real estate consultant, she has worked with leadership at a number of real estate companies, helping them grow their businesses through strategic implementation of systems, structure, and organizational plans. Ginni is also often called upon for California Bureau of Real Estate compliance audits for multiple business models including property management, commercial real estate, and residential real estate branch office management

Certified Residential Specialist Designation ( Module 6) 

Monday, October 4 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

CRS 139 Digital Marketing: Establishing a Social Media Brand

About the Class

Social media has become a cornerstone of real estate marketing—you  can’t expect to be successful without using at least one platform. But social media marketing is more than having an account and posting about new listings. How can you effectively use social media and create a strategy that works with your personality and strengths? This course aims to give focus and approach to your social media marketing. Discover the steps to take after mastering the basics.

About the Instructor 

Marki Lemons-Ryhal, CRS, is a licensed managing broker, REALTOR®, avid volunteer, major donor, and is dedicated to all thing’s real estate. Lemons-Ryhal has over 25 years of marketing experience, teaching over 250,000 REALTORS® how to earn up to 2682% return on their marketing dollars. Her consistent offering of sound industry analysis and professional guidance earned her features in Forbes, The Washington Post, and REALTOR® Magazine as well as on She has earned over 50 real estate-related licenses, certifications, and designations.

Wednesday, October 6 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

CRS 142: Generational Marketing: Innovating Strategies Across All Generations

About the Class

In an increasingly competitive real estate market and digital economy, it is critical NOT to lose focus of what is most important in the real estate market today – OUR CUSTOMERS! In this course, you will create winning strategies to identify, reach, and cultivate successful and lasting relationships with customers of all generations and markets. Learn the best marketing principles to move each generation, how to determine preferred communication methods, and how to convert these tools into successful business transactions.

About the Instructor 

Mark Given, CRS, has delivered more than 1,200 real estate courses, programs, or keynote addresses since 2004. He was twice the president of the Roanoke Valley Lake Gaston Board of REALTORS®, president of the Residential Real Estate Council of North Carolina, and has served on multiple NAR committees and local boards. He has written eight books and is an Amazon #1 bestselling author. His blog, Mark’s Minute, is read by thousands every Wednesday and his Mark’s Minute YouTube channel is used regularly by organizations worldwide for training, inspiration, and motivation.

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