ORRA is pleased to announce that two Orlando REALTORS® have been appointed to serve as NAR global ambassadors in 2019.
Christian Bohyn, Windmaker Realty, has been named global ambassador to Belgium and Netherlands while Zola Szerencses, Keller Williams Winter Park, has been named global ambassador to Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
"Global ambassadors play a dynamic role in maintaining and expanding the breadth of the REALTOR® organization," says ORRA President Lou Nimkoff. "With REALTORS® on all continents other than Antarctica, global ambassadors and alliances help REALTORS® expand their business beyond domestic borders. This is an especially important function in Orlando, where international homebuyers were involved in 11 percent of property transactions in 2017."
The formal role of global ambassadors is to assist NAR in maintaining relationships with foreign real estate associations. Ambassadors are tasked with both strengthening existing relationships and creating new opportunities.
Their goal is twofold:
1. Promote the REALTOR® brand through international REALTOR® membership, education, products, services, and networking events; and
2. Drive business to REALTORS®.