Memberships and Certifications

The Association of Real Estate Companies, for its acronym in Spanish AEI, was established with the aim of bringing together those companies dedicated to the real estate business. Its objectives are among others:

• Identify itself corporately through a dignified and honorable procedure with all its associates,
established by its own convictions and through its Code of Ethics and its Bylaws.
• Regulate and create the bases for the realization of joint ventures.
• Avoid unfair competition through its disciplinary conciliatory power.
• Promote cooperation among its members.
• Disseminate information to keep its members updated.
• Offer technical assistance through courses and workshops.
• Try to achieve uniformity in the forms and documents used to carry out operations.
• Support the legitimate interests of its members by providing the necessary professional
assistance and guidance.

A non-profit legal entity that groups together in a large proportion the majority of the country real estate companies, whose main activity is real estate brokerage and management.

Its efforts are directed towards the companies attached to its association and society with the aim of acting as an intermediary and facilitator in the relations of the companies that make up the real estate sector, trying to avoid unfair competition, putting into practice the prescribed principles. in
our Code of Ethics.

The Association of Real Estate Companies plans to promote the education, training and development of real estate agents through specialized courses, seminars, conferences and programs in the real estate field, with the clear objective of improving the quality and competitiveness of their activities through the exchange of knowledge, information and business
opportunities.

Promote strategic contacts and affiliations with other national and international entities linked to the main activity of each of its members, which contribute to the benefit of these, putting the
collective interest before the private interest.

What is  FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation?

FIABCI is a non-political business organization of real estate professionals worldwide

FIABCI is a federation of 100 national real estate associations, 65 Academic Institutions and 3000 individual members based in 65 countries.

FIABCI enjoys Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Special Consultative
Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Organisation (ECOSOC)

FIABCI represents all real estate disciplines Including, but not limited to:

Architecture

Brokerage

Finance

Insurance

Law

Property development and consulting

Property management

Urban planning

Valuation/appraisal

FIABCI represents all types of property

Leisure, office, industrial, residential, retail, rural and public/private use infrastructure.

FIABCI is Global

FIABCI is represented by a network of 42 chapters with members in 65 countries. It has five official languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

FIABCI Objectives

FIABCI is a non-political entity whose objective is to allow participants in the real estate industry to improve the quality and competitiveness of their activities through the sharing of knowledge, information and business opportunities at a national and international level.

FIABCI provides direct access to international real estate contacts and business opportunities.

FIABCI facilitates the working relationship between the private and public sector for the benefit of society.

FIABCI assists in cultural and educational exchanges among real estate professionals of different countries

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry Associations. Our membership includes more than 135,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through 90 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada.

Not just anyone can call themselves a REALTOR®. To do so, real estate professionals must either be direct members of their association or be members of both their local real estate board and CREA, depending on the province. As well, they must abide by the ethical standards laid out in the REALTOR® Code.

What CREA Does?

CREA works on behalf of the public and its REALTOR® members. To do so, it:

  • Represents the interests of its members to the federal government and its agencies on existing or proposed legislation that will affect those members, and/or impact homeownership.
  • Assists our REALTOR® members to better serve their clients by providing quality technology products including CREA WEBforms®, REALTOR.ca and REALTOR.ca DDF®.
  • Enhances member professionalism and ethics by providing national standards, including establishment of symbols of quality associated with using CREA brands and trademarks. Protects and promotes the two primary national CREA trademarks, MLS® and REALTOR®.
  • Produces accurate, up-to-date information and analysis on economic issues.

How Canadians Benefit? 

The REALTOR® Code, which sets out standards of professional conduct for members of CREA, helps protect the rights and interests of buyers and sellers. And our advocacy to governments continues to influence legislation for the benefit of homeowners.

CREA’s efforts also allow our REALTOR® members to better serve their clients. Our vigilant eye on both the economy and government, plus the economic statistics and analysis we provide, enhance our members’ knowledge. This in turn can improve the quality of advice they can provide to clients. As well, the REALTOR® Code helps create a level of trust between REALTORS® and their clients.

The National Association of REALTORS

Is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Our membership is composed of residential and commercial brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of approximately 1,200 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS.

The term REALTOR is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

The National Association of REALTORS and its affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that help members increase their skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon completion of required courses.

CILA is the Real Estate Confederation of Latin America that is currently made up of 18 countries and 440,000 Real Estate Brokers. It represents 424,000 Real Estate Professionals in Latin America, 80% of the population and 84% of the GDP.

Among the objectives of CILA, are to represent the interests of the Department of Real Estate Services of the member countries of Latin America and in the bodies of any governmental body or not, or any international entity with the participation of the Department of Real Estate Services.

EARNS DESIGNATION IN GLOBAL REAL ESTATE NETWORK

Jordi Albertus  of Deluxe Prime Living has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing him among 3,500 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries.  The designation was awarded to Jordi Albertus by the National Association of REALTORS®️ for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.

The CIPS designation is synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and distinct understanding of a global buyer. As a designee, Jordi  has the knowledge and resources to efficiently work with 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.

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

This accreditation keeps members well informed, and to help their businesses prosper. Besides keep them abreast of management and marketing trends in the real estate industry, and on top of current legal and legislative issues. They also profit by being part of a larger network of
experienced buyer’s representatives who willingly share practical advice with one another.

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation.  It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance.  The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.