CREBA - NAR
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.
Join the elite International Realtor© Members (IRMs) as they gather to welcome the new IRMs and graduates of the recent credentials-setting CIPS and ABR courses and witness their oath taking.
Great opportunity to gain new business insights, socialize and expand your global business network!
REGISTRATION FEE: PHP 500.00 (FREE for ABR graduates)
For more info, call (632) 8373-2273 & 74) or Viber Lhen at 0919-009-3572
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® and hosted by CREBA!
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 designation requires completion of five (5) courses focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions:
- September 26 and 29: Global Real Estate: Local Markets
- September 30 and October 3: Business of U.S. Real Estate
- October 5 and 7: Asia-Pacific and International Real Estate
- October 10 and 13: Americas and International Real Estate
- October 17 and 19: Europe and International Real Estate
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.”
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.
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.