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Global Real Estate Council of Orlando earns Diamond Achievement Award

Monday, November 5, 2018  
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Diamond Global Achievment Program Award
ORRA CEO Cliff Long; Global Real Estate Council of Orlando Chairman Cleberto Copetti; ORRA President Lou Nimkoff

The Global Real Estate Council of Orlando — a special interest group of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association — has been presented with the Diamond Global Achievement Program Award from the National Association of REALTORS®.

The award recognizes the highest level of sustained service to REALTORS® who work with foreign national homebuyers and sellers. It was presented on November 3 during a festive evening gala for international real estate practitioners as part of NAR's 2018 REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Boston.

“The education and networking provided by the Global Real Estate Council of Orlando is invaluable,” says ORRA President Lou Nimkoff. “Orlando was the state’s second-most desired location for international homebuyers between August 2017 and July 2018, and they are involved in a significant percentage of the area’s home sales. It’s imperative that Orlando REALTORS® are able to offer the knowledge and expertise required of international transactions, and we’re proud to show that our council clearly fulfills this important function.”

This is the first year that the Global Real Estate Council of Orlando has received Diamond level recognition. The level is awarded to those councils around the country that for a minimum of six years have shown the highest level of service to its global members by consistently providing them with the tools they need to handle international real estate and by connecting the council to the global community in the Orlando area.

ORRA's council earned a Platinum level award each year from 2013 to 2018 and earned a Gold level award in 2012.

The awards program looks for high levels of achievement in the five categories:

Business planning;
Marketing and communication;
Events and education;
Outreach; and
Benchmarking.

The council hosts monthly education and networking sessions that feature discussion about doing business with those from featured areas of the world. In addition, the council sends representatives to international homebuyer expos in locations such as Toronto and the United Kingdom, where many of Orlando's international homebuyers originate.

The council produces a valuable guide to international investing in Orlando real estate, and this year the guide was translated into both Spanish and Portuguese!

Diamond Global Achievment Program Award
ORRA President-elect Jeff Fagan; ORRA Past President Bruce Elliott; ORRA CEO Cliff Long, Global Real Estate Council of Orlando Vice Chairman Rosie Papagiannakis; ORRA President Nimkoff.

Learn more about the council


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