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Melanie Dawn Molina Wood of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC has been awarded the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, joining a worldwide referral network of elite global real estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients and properties, as well as serving the growing multicultural population in the United States.
“With 51% of all Miami-Dade residents born in other countries, and 30% of all international real estate buyers in Florida coming to the Greater Miami area, I think the CIPS designation is a necessity. Miami is a US gateway to the world with non-stop flights to more than 80 international cities. It is also a destination of choice, not only for the gorgeous sand beaches and sunny weather, but for our PortMiami Foreign Trade Zone, international technology industry and international banking. Knowing how to work with international companies and foreign buyers has become critical for the professional real estate agent in Miami,” said Melanie Dawn.
Members of the CIPS Network are crucial players in this global real estate market. To earn the designation (awarded by the National Association of Realtors), Melanie Dawn completed a series of courses devoted to leaning international business practices and cultural differences. The program studies the variety of real estate ownership and transactional procedures in Europe, the Asia/Pacific regions, and South/Central/North America. As a designee, Melanie Dawn also needed to demonstrate a history of achievement in international real estate transactions.
This in-depth training and experience allows Melanie Dawn to join a distinguished society of approximately 2000 real estate agents worldwide; demonstrating that she has the necessary training and experience to meet the complex needs of international buyers in the Miami market and to assist US citizens realize their dreams of buying real estate in other countries. An added benefit to Sellers who list their properties with Melanie Dawn is additional marketing exposure for their property on international sites exclusive to those with the CIPS credential but viewable by international buyers.
As a native Miamian, licensed Realtor and full-time real estate professional, Melanie Dawn concentrates on the Downtown Miami, Brickell, Midtown/Design District, Key Biscayne, and Coral Gables areas, as well as the Villages of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay & Cutler Bay. In addition to her CIPS designation, Melanie Dawn holds specialized certification in “green” real estate and in short sales. Melanie Dawn also writes real estate articles for national publication and maintains her blog “Melanie In Miami.”