In Ghana, there aren’t any official housing policies or license requirements for real estate professionals, and scam artists pervade the real estate industry, according to Vicky Sampah, founder of Ghana’s first and only real estate association. But with the help of the National Association of Realtors, she hopes to change that.

Sampah came to the U.S. in the 1990s, earned a master’s degree in real estate finance and management, and spent 12 years as a broker before returning to her home country.

She founded the Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association (GREPA) in 2011 and attended NAR’s 2013 Realtors Conference and Expo in San Francisco as an international delegate of Ghana.

NAR has given GREPA ethics training materials, and the association is on its way to adopting NAR’s code of ethics, Sampah told RealtorMag. GREPA also plans to integrate the U.S.’s multiple listing service model into Ghana’s real estate industry, the blog said.

Source: RealtorMag

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