Franchisor debuts international buyer training for agents

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sets up Certified International Property Specialist training
  • The new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CIPS course will teach agents about currency, foreign exchange, taxes and ways to market their services to internationals.
  • Agents should look at ways for grouping services to make things easier for international buyers.

Working with international buyers can be extremely rewarding, but it has its challenges. Newcomers to the U.S. real estate market can need a lot of hand-holding in the early days. Innovative agents keen to work with international buyers should look at ways of smoothing the buying process, according to Marie Shoemaker, director for Network Education Services at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices this week.