How Lucky Can Thailand Get?

The International REALTORS® Conference and Expo, the Certified International Property Specialist 5-Day Training Course and a FREE National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics course all coming to Bangkok next month!

Who Makes These Events Happen?

Clayton Wade

Clayton Wade

David Wyant

David Wyant

Furhad Waquad

Furhad Waquad

Nancy Suvarnamani

Nancy Suvarnamani

Paul Xumsai

Paul Xumsai

Representing the National Association of Realtors for these events are Nancy Suvarnamani, Paul Xumsai and yours truly Clayton Wade.

Nancy, NAR’s regional coordinator for Asia Pacific, Australia, UAE and Lebanon, was born in Bangkok. Her father was a major general in the Thai Army, her mother a nurse. After graduating Chiang Mai University in 1974, she relocated to the United States.

The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) has been in real estate for more than 24 years, prior to which she was in the corporate arena with several Fortune 500 companies. After 15 years of corporate life, she decided to make a change and chose real estate as the catalyst to create an award-winning, highly-successful real estate firm on Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop.

Nancy was inducted into the Chicago Association of Realtors Hall of Fame in 2016.

Paul Xumsai, CIPS, is the NAR president’s liaison to Thailand. As such, he is the key link to associated real estate groups in Thailand. Liaison’s generally are CIPS designees and, ideally, have some knowledge of their designated country’s culture and language.

Paul is an international real estate broker with more than 15 years’ experience in consulting, marketing, online marketing, and real estate technology.

At the local level is one of Thailand’s National Association of Realtors representatives, Clayton Wade, CIPS, AIGS, and new NAR board member.

Clayton has been in real estate more than 31 years, starting in the United States in 1985. He was licensed and practiced both real estate sales and property management in Seattle.

Managing director, Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Managing director, Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd.

Vice president, Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association

Instructor, Thailand Real Estate and Business School

Instructor, NAR International Property Specialist Training Course

Member, NAR board of directors

Consultant, Gerson Lehrman Group and Coleman Research Group

Judge, Thailand Property Awards (2006 to 2017)

The International Realtors Conference & Expo is coming to Thailand next month with the National Association of Realtors as the strategic partner and the Real Estate Information Center, Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand, Thailand Real Estate Broker Association and Thai Real Estate Association having joined hands to organize the Third International Realtor Conference: Asia-Pacific, the Engine for Global Growth. The August 17 to 22 event will be at Bangkok’s Queen Sirikit National Convention Center and held in-conjunction with the Home Builder and Home Buyers Expo.

This event promises to be a dynamic, interactive and valuable opportunity for participants to network with prominent leaders and astute members (property owners, builders, developers, brokers, real estate agents, law and policy makers, government officials and the media) from the global real estate industry.  Our goal is to provide an open forum where you can connect with peers and specialists from around the world to exchange ideas, learn from each other, explore future business opportunities and generate working relationships and even partnerships.

We also are excited about presenting once again the Certified International Property Specialists 5-Day Training Course (CIPS).

This is your great opportunity to expand your real estate knowledge globally.

The CIPS curriculum offers hands-on experience in international real estate transactions, as well as five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of transnational transactions, including:

•Currency and exchange rate issues

•Cross-cultural relationships

•Regional market conditions

•Investment performance

•Tax issues

•And more!

Individual course titles are Global Real Estate: Local Markets; the Business of U.S. Real Estate, Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate; Europe and International Real Estate, and the Business of U.S. Real Estate.

We are extremely fortunate to again have David Wyant as instructor. He is an international real estate professional with more than 25 years in global marketing, branding and strategic sales, and a leading member of the NAR at the institutional level as a CIPS faculty member.

If that is not enough, David was recognized by his peers as NAR’s Realtor of the Year in 2006, and was CIPS Instructor of the Year in both 2009 and 2012.

The intensive five-day training program and certification will go a long way in solving the credibility problems facing so many in Thai real estate that do not have formal education or the certification required to achieve international recognition.

I audited David’s entire course in Bangkok two years ago, and this time I will be David’s assistant instructor.

In addition to the above events this August, the National Association of Realtors invites you to participate in a free class on the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practices, presented by staff member Furhad Waquad.

The Code of Ethics is your pathway to professionalism, making sure you understand what separates you, as a Realtor, from other real estate professionals, and hopefully will get your office talking about and living by the Code.

Furhad is one of NAR’s most accredited and influential figures. He has been NAR’s federal political coordinator to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan; NAR instructor for CIPS, WCR and REBAC courses; 2013 chairman of NAR’s Global Business Alliances Committee; NAR 2011 regional vice president;, 2009 president’s liaison to International Operations and Second Home Real Estate Group; 2007 president of the Michigan Association Of Realtors, and was voted Michigan’s Realtor of the Year as well as the state’s Most Active Realtor in Politics.

Upon completion of the New Member Code of Ethics Orientation class, participants will be able to:

1. Briefly describe the history of the Code of Ethics

2. Identify concepts in the Preamble to the Code of Ethics

3. Identify the Golden Rule as the foundations upon which the Code of Ethics is built

4. List the major categories of Articles in the Code of Ethics

5. Describe the structure of the Code and its supporting materials

6. List Articles of the Code which are commonly the subject of complaints

7. Describe the concepts of these commonly cited Articles of the Code

8. Identify possible violations of the Code of Ethics

9. Describe the professional standards enforcement process

10. Describe the bases upon which a procuring cause arbitration claim is decided.

So as you can see, this August will be the greatest series of events to date for the Thailand real estate industry.

That is why it is so easy to ask, ‘How Lucky Can Thailand Get’?

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