|CIPS Institute in Dublin, Ireland
October 14 - 22, a group of MAAR members, including our leadership, traveled to Dublin, Ireland, to participate in the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) Institute. IPAV is our Ambassador Association in Ireland, through the National Association of REALTORS®. Congratulations to IPAV in hosting a successful event and to our members in their goal to achieve their CIPS designation.
The week was filled with international classes; meeting with IPAV leadership; Dublin Brokers; a listing preview and how to do business in Ireland, plus a few cultural site visits to connect with Irish culture and folklore and including a game of Hurley, a traditional Irish sport of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. | MORE
"Any training which is done away from home, immersed in a new environment is always especially effective. By having the CIPS training in Ireland, a richness was added to the experience that cannot be created in any other way. Not only did we benefit from the CIPS course, but with our own Claire Killen as guide and all of the local Auctioneers (Realtors) answering every question and taking care of us, it could not have been any better." – Cotty Lowry, MAAR President