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The diverse membership of NVAR reflects the economic and cultural diversity of the region. When Realtors® are selling a house, they are also selling a community. Communities are shaped by residential and commercial real estate, as well as the people that live, work and play in the region. Realtors® can hone their craft and grow their business by staying informed about commercial development in the region and getting involved in NVAR's global initiatives.


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NVAR Supports NAR’s First Regional Spanish-Language ABR® Designation Course

Sep 8, 2020, 14:28 PM
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Former NVAR President Mario Rubio, together with 2020 NVAR President Nicholas Lagos, greeted the 100 virtual participants from 10 different Latin American countries in NAR’s first Spanish-language ABR® Designation Course on July 29. NVAR and three other Ambassador Associations sponsored this course, as well as the SRS® Designation, which took place in August.


personal success iconTHIS PAST JULY, NVAR proudly sponsored the first ever NAR regional ABR® Designation virtual Spanish-language course. As a Platinum Council under NAR’s Global Achievement program, NVAR is a leader in global real estate programming, with members appointed to key roles in support of NAR’s global initiatives.

Former NVAR President Mario Rubio, who serves as the 2020 NAR Global Coordinator to South America, was instrumental in developing this Spanish-language opportunity for real estate professionals.

“We literally couldn´t have done this without Mario´s passion; this was a dream of his and he fought for it,” said Alejandro Escudero, manager of global alliances and business development for NAR.

Involvement in international programs allows NVAR to position members to fully respond to the international character of Northern Virginia. Under the umbrella of the Global Leadership Advisory Group, NVAR initiatives include cultural and international business forums, Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) training, and leadership development for Realtors® to serve as NAR Regional Coordinators and Global Ambassadors. Our programs encourage members to explore international real estate opportunities and learn best practices to help clients in international and multicultural transactions.
Ann Gutkin is the NVAR vice president, communications.

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