About SFAR – GBC

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We are excited to announce that the SFAR Global Business Council has been awarded the GOLD Global Achievement Program Award from the National Association of REALTORS.

 

Click here to view Fanny Chu’s message in Chinese.

 

What is a Global Business Council?

Global Business Councils are groups within the local board structure of NAR dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking for their members.

The council, comprised of volunteers and staff liaisons, takes the lead in planning global programs, hosting CIPS courses, and collaborating with neighboring boards to build awareness among members of the global business opportunities that surround them.

The council acts as a REALTOR®-driven community organization, helping REALTORS® build partnerships with globally-minded businesses, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other relevant local entities.

Over 100 Global Business Councils currently exist at state and local associations across the country, operating on annual budgets ranging from $0 to five-figure endowments.

Why Are Global Business Councils Important?

REALTORS® are always trying to gain and maintain their competitive edge, and more than $104 billion worth of residential real estate is sold to foreign and immigrant buyers annually, resulting in over $5 billion in commissions for REALTORS®.

Global business includes transactions with foreign nationals, immigrant clients, buyers with extended family abroad, employees of foreign corporations, multilingual families, and other groups residing in communities in every state.

Global Business Councils communicate the importance of these opportunities and underscore REALTORS’® international and multicultural real estate transaction potential.

Interested in Joining the Global Business Council?

To become a member of the SFAR Global Business Council, and receive announcements on upcoming International programs and events, please click here.

SFAR – Global Business Council (GBC) Steering Committee

The SFAR-GBC Steering Committee would be comprised of SFAR members and affiliate members who have an interest in doing international business.

The focus of this Committee is to create globally-themed education, programming, and networking for their members. The Steering Committee takes the lead in planning global programs, hosting CIPS courses, and collaborating with SFAR’s Education Committee, as well as neighboring boards, to build awareness among members of the global business opportunities that surround them.

Additionally, we will build partnerships with globally-minded businesses, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other relevant local entities and invite them to join as Affiliate Members of the SFAR Global Business Council.

If you are interested in joining the SFAR-GBC Steering Committee, sign-ups for 2018 Committee will open in November 2017.

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