NAR Ambassador Association Program Overview
To accommodate our international visitors and to expose them to the range of opportunities available to them throughout the NAR organization, the International Networks Advisory Group developed the International Ambassador Program. NAR’s program, loosely based on the international Sister-City programs, appoints “partner” state and local REALTOR® associations to each of the foreign cooperating associations. Ambassador Associations host and assist delegates from foreign associations during official visits to the United States.
During the course of each year, NAR hosts over 2,000 international real estate professionals. The vast majority of these international colleagues attend the REALTORS® Annual Conference and Expo. An Ambassador Association plays an important role during the conference by spending a significant amount of time helping delegates from the partner associations navigate the event. Ambassador Associations are expected to provide association management advice if requested, to respond to questions about NAR or other REALTOR® organizations, and to maintain regular correspondence with all parties. Ambassador Associations are encouraged to remain abreast of current events in the assigned countries, specifically with regard to real estate. Both association members and staff should actively participate in these international activities. The relationship provides a member-to-member international business network. Click here for more information on NAR’s Ambassador Association program.
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With our membership’s strong ties to the international community and our area’s unflagging reputation as an ‘international gateway”, RAGFL has the prestigious honor of serving as the Ambassador Association to three real estate associations in the Southern Hemisphere: Francisco Angulo, ABR, CRS, CRB, CIPS, e-PRO, TRC, GRI, serves as the 2011 Regional Coordinator for South America, encompassing Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela; Marco Fonseca, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI, TRC, serves as the 2011 NAR President’s Liaison to Brazil’s Sindicato das Empresas de Compras Venda Locacao e Administracao de Imoveis Residenciaise Comerciais de São Paulo and Aida Turbow, CIPS, GRI, serves as the 2011 NAR President’s Liaison to three Argentine real estate organizations: The Argentina Chamber of Horizontal Properties and Real Estate Activities, Camara Inmobiliaria Argentina and Colegio de Martilleros de San Isidro. Read full details about the honors!
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city. The second largest country in South America by land area and the eighth in the world, it spans over 1,068,000 square miles. Argentina borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south. Argentina has the highest Human Development Index level and the second highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in purchasing power parity in Latin America. Argentina's nominal GDP is the 31st largest in the world; but when purchasing power is taken into account, its total GDP makes it the 23rd largest economy in the world. Argentina benefits from abundant natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base. It was once one of the world's wealthiest nations. (Source www.wikipedia.com)
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South America is the southern continent of America bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. South America has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometers or almost 3.5% of the Earth's surface. As of 2005, its population was estimated at more than 371,090,000. South America ranks fourth in area (after Asia, Africa, and North America) and fifth in population (after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America). A diverse continent, South America is home to the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela; the largest river (by volume), the Amazon River; the longest mountain range, the Andes (whose highest mountain is Aconcagua at 6,962 m [22,841 ft]); the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert; the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest; the highest capital city, La Paz, Bolivia; the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca; and, excluding research stations in Antarctica, the world's southernmost permanently inhabited community, Puerto Toro, Chile. Spanish and Portuguese are the most spoken languages in South America. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, spoken by nearly half of the continent's inhabitants. Spanish is the official language of most countries, along with other native languages in some countries. (Source www.wikipedia.com)
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