Pre-Conference Sessions


New Home Specialist/Residential Construction Certified Designation Course

This special pre-conference session includes two designation courses for the price of one!

In this special session, Dennis Walsh, real estate’s #1 New Homes Expert gets you started on your CNHS designation training in a live classroom session. Your registration includes the complete online CNHS and RCC courses, which you complete to earn your internationally recognized designations.

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Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

We are pleased to offer two options for CIPS Training prior to Sales Convention in San Antonio at the special rate of $80 per course. The courses will be held at the Convention Center on Sunday, March 4, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

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$104 Billion… that is the amount that foreign buyers invested in U.S. homes last year, and they paid a higher median price than the typical U.S. purchaser and most paid in cash!

You don’t have to leave home to be a part of the global real estate market. International real estate opportunities are everywhere. Foreign investors and buyers continue to purchase in the U.S. because they see the U.S. as a stable and secure destination. More and more U.S. citizens are looking overseas and south to Mexico and Central / South America for vacation homes, rental income properties and places to settle during retirement. The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation helps you uncover and tap into the global opportunities in your local market and teaches you the skills to serve this growing buyer group. Whether the buyers are from another country, or just another county, discover the global opportunities available for you and realize that your business is without borders!

Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools

The Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools CIPS course is a one-day course and is one of the two core courses required for U.S. real estate professionals to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. This course introduces real estate professionals to the tools needed to present investment information to international clients.

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The Americas & International Real Estate

The Americas & International Real Estate CIPS course is a one-day course that counts as one of three elective courses required to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. This course offers students practical information on working with regions of the Americas and provides historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities from that region. It is designed to benefit both experienced real estate professionals as well as those just getting started.

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Broker Meetings

All broker pre-convention meetings will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Berkshire Elite Circle Group will meet in one room and the Genesis Group will meet in the another, with the two groups coming together for lunch. Additional information will be sent out in early 2018.


Marketing Forum

At this closed-door networking opportunity, marketing directors will have a chance to learn more about new products in development, and share their own ideas and innovations. Continental breakfast is available 30 minutes prior to meeting start time. For corporate marketing directors only.

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