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NAR Global Alliances - Philippines

Philippine real estate practitioners can now be part of the prestigious, century-old, US-based National Association of Realtors® (NAR) by applying with CREBA as International Realtor Member (IRM).

This has been made possible by the agreement between NAR and the CHAMBER OF REAL ESTATE & BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATIONS, INC. (CREBA) designating the latter as NAR’s exclusive bilateral partner association in the Philippines.

IRMs enjoy ther use of the distinctive and globally recognized REALTOR® trademark and logo, access to the largest online real estate library in the world, a searchable international brokers directory and other tools proven to leverage real estate professionals in international business.

The NAR-CREBA cooperation aims to promote strict adherence to the highest ethical standards among the country’s real estate practitioners, to make them more competitive in the global real estate community.

This is achieved through, among others, webinars conducted by NAR experts, local forums, and participation in NAR-sponsored international events – the most prestigious of which is the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.

The REALTOR® trademark is exclusive to active card-carrying members of the NAR. Filipino real estate professionals who hold licenses issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) can avail of this privilege by applying and maintaining their active international realtor membership status through CREBA.


Upcoming Events

Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation licensed by the Chicago-based National Association of REALTORS®!

CREBA, NAR’s exclusive bilateral cooperating association in the Philippines, is hosting the 9th Manila offering of the CIPS in an e-learning format from August 28 to October 5, 2023.

The elite network of CIPS designees connects you to over 3,500 professionals worldwide who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.

The CIPS designation requires completion of five (5) courses focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions.

The curriculum covers international real estate trends and transactions, region-specific laws including currency and exchange rate issues, cross-cultural relationships, and inter-continental market conditions and investment performances.

CREBA President Noel Toti M. Cariño encourages Filipino real estate professionals to benefit from cross-border influences in real estate markets, by being part of the elite CIPS designees’ group operating in some 45 countries.

CREBA Chairman Charlie A. V. Gorayeb stressed that “applying a ‘no borders’ mindset expands opportunities with buyers and sellers around the world exponentially, knocking down every conceivable barrier.”


Being an SRS is the premier credential in seller representation. SRS designees represent a global community of REALTORS® who use their advanced training and expertise to go above and beyond their client’s expectations.

Four Online Sessions: October 24 & 25, November 3 & 4, 2023.

For more info, call/Viber us: 0919-009-3572


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The International Realtor Member (IRM) Webinars are held online every other Friday. The online format is hybrid – comprised of recordings of live sessions during NAR conventions and conferences, and a live moderator.

While the NAR events are exclusive to members, the recordings are made available to CREBA-NAR.

In turn, as a service to local IRMs, CREBA-NAR makes those recordings available through the IRM Webinar Series, so that those who were not able to attend the live sessions could likewise benefit from the knowledge and insights shared therein.

During the webinars, participants can field questions and interact.

The IRM Webinar Series is open to all interested real estate practitioners free of charge.

REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings is where NAR members take an active role to advance the cause of the real estate industry, public policy and the association. REALTORS® come to the Washington, DC area for Capitol Hill visits, special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities, policy conversations with lawmakers and industry leaders, and the industry trade show.

The event is held annually near Washington, DC each May.

Representing the Philippines in this year’s event was CREBA President Noel “Toti” M. Cariño, this year’s NAR international director, while NAR Global Real Estate Liaison Vicky Silvano spearheaded meetings and discussions to explore global opportunities for Filipino real estate professionals through NAR’s state-level associations.

The 2022 Legislative Meetings focused on the theme “Protecting Rights, Expanding Access & Building Prosperity”. It was held May 1-6 at the National Harbor – situated on the banks of the Potomac River and home to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, the East Coast’s largest non-gaming hotel and convention center.


Recent Events

National Association of Realtors (NAR) Convention 2023 - Anaheim CA

On the theme “Own the Moment”, the NAR Convention 2023 was held in Anaheim CA November 14-16, with more than a hundred Philippine International Realtor Members (IRM) in attendance.

International Realtors Day - Manila

The first Philippine International Realtors Day was held September 27, 2023 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila. New International Realtor® Members (IRM) were pinned, while graduates of the recent Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) courses received their professional designation certificates.

IRM-CIPS Meet 2022

New International Realtor® Members (IRM) were pinned, while graduates of the recent Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) courses received their professional designation certificates, during the IRM-CIPS Meet and Greet event November 25, 2002 at the Makati Sports Club.

The IRM Forums

IRM Forums in the country are hosted by CREBA Chapters to provide a venue for IRMs to discuss updates on membership and various issues affecting the global and local real estate business.

This year, NAR Global Ambassador to the Philippines Vicky Silvano graced the IRM Forums hosted by the CREBA Baguio-Benguet, CREBA Cebu, CREBA Pampanga and CREBA National to promote the REALTOR® brand among Filipino real estate professionals and the various NAR professional designations or credentials available to local IRMs.

The Forums saw the induction and pinning of a large number of new Filipino IRMs.

The unprecedented number of attendees no doubt reflects the highly optimistic mood that global real estate is fast regaining ground in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic.

IRM Forum 2022 - BAGUIO

IRM Forum 2022 - CEBU

IRM Forum 2022 - MANILA

IRM Forum 2022 - PAMPANGA

Making History

NAR International Realtor Member

Application Form


International REALTOR® Member (IRM):

  • College degree
  • PRC-license as a real estate broker, appraiser, consultant and/or assessor

International REALTOR® Associate Member (IRAM):

  • PRC registration as sales person (i.e. sub-agent of licensed brokers)
  • No college degree or PRC license required

NAR Affiliate Member (NAM):  Other professionals licensed to engage directly or indirectly in the real estate business


(Subject to adjustment for changes in forex and currency conversion rates)

  • I live and work in the Philippines.
  • I am a member of good standing of CREBA, NAR's Cooperating Association in the Philippines.
  • I understand that I must pay the my annual dues to NAR thru CREBA, INC. to maintain my active status as NAR member.
  • I understand that I can use the term REALTOR® or the REALTOR® logo only if I am accepted for the IRM or IRAM membership category.
  • I understand that I can use the term NAR Affiliate, but not REALTOR® or the REALTOR® logo, if I am not a real estate service practitioner but my company or myself is doing business directly involved in the real estate industry either as a developer, financier, contractor, supplier, construction or other professional services.
  • I expressly consent to the use by NAR of any information which is provided by me, on or in relation to any products, programs or services prepared or sponsored by NAR, including but not limited to print or electronic directories. I agree that such use by NAR shall not constitute a violation of any privacy right established by local, state, federal or international law.
  • I understand that NAR reserves the right not to renew my International REALTOR membership.
  • I covenant to always abide by all the provisions of the NAR International Code of Ethics that are not contrary to Phililippine Laws.
  • I certify that I have not been convicted of any crime or violation of any law, particularly in the practice of my real estate profession.

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