Transnational Referral Certified

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MICHELLE DOERR EARNS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION

July 7, 2010

Michelle Doerr has been awarded the Transnational Referral Certified (TRC) professional mark from the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). M. Doerr is affiliated with ICREA through her membership in the National Association of Realtors, one of more than 25 leading national real estate associations that form the global consortium.

Michelle Doerr is one of a growing number of professionals in San Antonio, Texas USA to earn the TRC, reflecting the increasingly global nature of the real estate industry. Michelle Doerr is the Broker/Owner of Doerr Realty, a Domestic and International Real Estate Brokerage Firm.

The Transnational Referral Certification was developed to help real estate professionals better serve clients and customers who are looking to buy or sell real property outside their own country and who will benefit from working with a real estate professional in that foreign market. TRC certified real estate professionals are trained not only in the mechanics of cross-border client referrals, but also in how to work in the client’s best interests in the same manner they would a domestic client. All TRCs adhere to a national professional code of conduct.

“In today complex market, where people are increasingly buying and selling internationally, whether for a resort or retirement home or as an investment, it’s important to work with someone who understands the local market and laws—particularly those that apply to foreign ownership,” said Ms. Doerr. “The TRC helps me to ensure that my clients receive the same level of service and professionalism abroad that I provide them here at home.” In the USA, only members of the National Association of Realtors can earn the Transnational Referral Certification.

Through ICREA, TRC certified professionals have access to a network of 2 million real estate professionals in more than 25 countries, 3 million listings, and can easily locate professionals who have received training specifically in handling cross-border client referrals.

The International Consortium of Real Estate Associations represents 26 leading real estate associations located in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela. These organizations represent approximately two million practitioners and their countries collectively represent $25 trillion of GDP. For information on ICREA, contact ICREA’s Secretariat, 430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 USA, at + 1.312.329.8327; consortium@realtors.org; www.WorldProperties.com.