Why should a Real Estate Professional become a member of FIABCI?
Instant Access to a Global Network. With more than 3300 members in over 60 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, FIABCI is the only truly global real estate organisation. It offers perfect occasions to find business opportunities around the world.
Opportunities to network at local,national and international meetings
Exclusive international meetings provide unique occasions to market and promote your business. Some recent major destinations included World Congresses in Kuala Lumpur (2015), Luxembourg (2014) and Taiwan (2013), 2013 European Congress - Riga (Estonia), 2015 Hawaii and 2013 Asia-Pacific Congress - Singapore, International December Business Meetings – Lisbon, Brussels, Dublin, Washington and USA Chapter meetings in New York City & San Francisco. The Canadian Chapter held meetings in Whistler, Vancouver and Mississauga last year.
Many of our members report doing a high proportion of their overseas business through networking at these types of FIABCI events.
Upcoming FIABCI international meeting:
67th World Congress – Panama City
To view or download a congress brochure go to: http://www.fiabci.org/
A wide range of decision makers
involved in all fields of real estate from around the world
will be attending for the three days of the World Congress.
In 2014, a U.S-Canada Chapters Summit was held in Seattle on August 13 with chapter members from British Columbia and our Board of Directors meeting for trade seminars and cross-border networking. The chapter hosted a reciprocal event in July 2015 in Whistler, BC
Normally hosted in a European city, last year the FIABCI International December Business Meetings took place in Washington, DC. It provided a great networking opportunity for our Canadian Chapter members.
They will be once again held in Brussels in January 2016.
The prestigious FIABCI name and logo is used by our members on marketing and advertising materials to demonstrate to clients, business partners and suppliers that they are part of an influential and highly esteemed real estate network.
Our members will confirm that this helps to reinforce their reputation and credibility on an international level.
Marketing your services using technological tools
As a member with your own password,you can access the Members’ Only section of the International FIABCI web site at www.fiabci.org. You can network with others with mutual interests in specific property types, i.e., investment, residential, hospitality, land, recreational, shopping plazas etc using the Broadcast E-Mail facility.,
As a FIABCI member, you automatically receive a FREE Standard ANNUAL subscription to Proxio (Value $130), the international MLS and global referral network and you will automatically become part of the FIABCI group in ProxioPro, where you can build referral networks with other professionals worldwide.
Connect. Communicate. Sell ™
Proxio offers FIABCI members the opportunity to connect with each other and with real estate professionals in 95+ countries around the world, to create business relationships, build personal referral networks, and share listings. All listings are automatically displayed in 19+ languages and 55 currencies, to make it easier to bridge cultural borders and serve international clients.
Achieve competitive advantage in listing presentations with your global marketing reach
Gain international exposure for your listings to multicultural and foreign buyers
Build a professional network of agents with specialties like yours, in any location, near or far
Share your listings with peers nationwide and worldwide who can deliver qualified buyers
Expose your listings in multiple languages – automatically! – on Facebook
Some of thebest real estate professionalsin the world use Proxio to network and provide better services to their clients.
The more high-trust relationships you have with AGENTS outside your local marketplace, the more REFERRAL opportunities you create and the more referral INCOME you generate.
Resources in the Canadian Chapter
Secretary-General Jerry England and your Board of Directors are able to provide you with advice in promoting your services at the international level. Attending the next World Congress in May 2016 in Panama City or other FIABCI international events both in the Americas Region and worldwide would be steps in the process of creating a key network of contacts in all the various disciplines of the real estate industry. Being a member of FIABCI through the Canadian Chapter and having access to the world market place will give you a competitive edge and credibility with your client base.
Wide reach of disciplines within the Real Estate Business
While the world grows smaller every day, the diversity of our FIABCI network continues to expand.
FIABCI through its World Councils brings together professionals of all fields within real estate; brokers, lawyers, appraisers, financiers, architects, developers, investors… enabling members to broaden their horizons beyond their everyday business.
Marketing and publicity
Members are listed annually (published each May) in the World Directory, distributed to all members worldwide, and on both the international and chapter websites including email and website links, raising the visibility of our members’ companies and services to thousands of potential clients who visit the site each week.
As a member you are listed by name, location, and expertise on the searchable databases of www.fiabci.org.
You can use the Members’ Only section of www.fiabci.org to connect you to members in 65 countries.
Receive discount registration opportunities for national and international meetings
An opportunity to attend the annual FIABCI World Congress in a different country
Enrol in specialist international educational and designation programmes.
Participate in WEBINARS (see below list of some recent on-line interactive sessions)
Join Trade Missions to learn about other real estate markets and practices.
Attend International marketing forums and sessions within the Americas, Asia-Pacific and European regions. Participation in MIPIM, MAPIC, Expo Real, Cityscape and international trade shows.
RECENT FIABCI MEMBER WEBINARS
Hosted through an initiative by the
FIABCI World Council of Brokers
"What Are Chinese Investors Looking For?"
Danielle Grossenbacher and Simon Henry, Co-Founder of Juwai.com and Brown Harris Stevens Licensee will share with us their experience and knowledge working with Chinese Real Estate Investors as well as where and what type of real estate they are looking for.
"How to Use PROXIO and Social Media for Networking Worldwide!"
Proxio CEO Janet Caselshares with us Proxio's valuableSocial Media Tools which will enable members to market properties throughout the world. Special emphasis will be focused on Facebook.
"iPad Tips, Tricks, Short-Cuts and Time Saving Apps"
We discuss some of the latest iPad tips, tricks, short-cuts and time saving apps for today's real estate professional. Most apps discussed during the Webinar will be applicable to both the iPad and Android operating systems. Learn some new ways to use your tablet computer to save time and become more profitable. Webinar conducted by FIABCI's John Mayfield: The Business Tech Guy.
"Tips, Tricks and Hacks: Using Linked-In to Grow Your Real Estate Business Internationally"
During this Webinar, the Linked-In Rock stars Lori Ruff and Michael O'Neilwillshare some very important networking ideas for using Linked-In to build an international following.
"The Key Trends - Impacting Real Estate 2014-2018!"
During this Webinar,New York Times Bestselling author and author of the annual Swanepoel TRENDS Report, Stefan Swanepoel,shared with us his latest research on the most important innovations, trends and business models that has, and will, shape the real estate business, and home buying transactions over the coming years.
Capturing & Converting Cross Border Referrals
What you have ever wanted to know some of the pitfalls and issues to avoid regarding cross border referrals. Erin Koops, Vice President of Network Services for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ("LeadingRE"), shares some exciting tips and knowledge with us on "Capturing and Converting Cross Border Referrals." Erin Koops manages the broker-to-broker referral program as well as member education for all core LeadingRE programs and services. She also serves as the liaison for LeadingRE’s Relocation Advisory Council.
Regional Marketing Webinar: Focus on New York & Vancouver Opportunities
A "NEW" Webinar concept for FIABCI and the FIABCI World Council of Brokers, with focus on specific regions and explore what is happening in these regions with regards to real estate. This first Regional Webinar focussed on New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Our co-hosts will be Danielle Grossenbacher of Brown, Harris, Stevens and Cal Lindberg.
Hosted through an initiative by the
FIABCI World Council of Managers
"Latest Trends in Property Managementin the US & Netherlands"
World Council of Managers Vice-President Leslie Becker and FIABCI Member Eric Noordam discuss the latest trends in property management in the United States and within the Netherlands.
WHAT DOES THE INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE FEDERATION OFFER ?
A Unique Global Network
Participate in national and international events, share best practice and make the contacts that count. Enjoy a consistently high quality of professional relationship, strengthened by all members agreeing to respect the FIABCI code on becoming a member.
Use the FIABCI website to benefit from exclusive member services online and regularly updated membership and professional information. Information on worlwide events, instant access to the members' database - find out more by visiting us today on www.fiabci.org!
The Who's Who of Real Estate
Locate new contacts and publicize your business and areas of special expertize in the annual FIABCI International Member' Directory. Free to members and containing full professional details of all FIABCI members, this really is the Who's Who of Real Estate. Can you afford not to be in it?
A Finger on the Real Estate Pulse
Keep abreast of global real estate news and developments with FIABCI Press, the FREE news bulletin published in 4 languages. Ask for your free sample FIABCI Press today by simply contacting us on email@example.com specifying your preference of English, French, German or Spanish and including your full name, company name and postal address.
A free copy of the annual FIABCI Directory.
Your name free in the Directory, distributed to our 6000 members world wide.
Receive regular newsletters and the highly regarded FIABCI Press distributed free to all members, in four official languages.
A free diploma and free membership card.
The right to attend the annual World Congress.
The right to attend the Regional Conferences in Europe,the Americas & Asia.
The right to attend the Asia-Pacific Congress
The right to attend the December business meetings,
Participation in all National Chapter activities
Possibility of free participation at the International Contact Center at MIPIM.
The privilege of belonging to the only truly International forum for real estate, an organization representing the World's real estate professions through its Category II consultative status at the United Nations.
Access to the FIABCI database of Worldwide Property information.
Free Standard Membership in Proxio™
Participate on FIABCl's own Professional and Educational exchange program, which can give you professional experience in other countries.
The right to participate in Committees activities
The right to run for office in the Committees and the Board.
The right to use the FIABCI logo on your letterhead
Participate or sponsor a candidate for the prestigious FIABCI Prix d'Excellence - the "Oscar of World Real Estate".
Link your Internet Homepage to FIABCI's.
As Delegate of a Principal. Academic or Public Sector Member, you are invited to participate on the Advisory Council which meets every year at the World Congress: a prime opportunity to network with real estate leaders throughout the world.
FIABCI has many member organizations around the world such as NAR (National Association of Realtors) & AREAA ( Asian Real Estate Association of America).