GBA Receives Top Honor from NAR
The NAR Global Achievement Program has only existed for these past 7 years, and 2016 was the first year they instituted a Diamond Status to recognize the elite of the elite in the Realtor Global community. This year, after receiving the Platinum Award for 5 consecutive years, the GBAPBTC was named a Diamond Council, the only council to receive this distinction in 2017, and one of only two councils nationwide to be elevated to this prestigious status.
Why did we receive this prestigious honor? It was due to some of the following factors: Hosted 2 successful trade missions (Toronto in May Realtor Quest, and Panama in October). Developed and executed of a full-day “Global Business Day” event at the Oxbridge academy in WPB (20 volunteers, 100 Realtors attended), launch of an all new and significantly improved member website with membership directory and global business partners page, as well as additional resources for an international buyer. Eight President’s Liaisons and 1 long-time Ambassador Association relationship:
- Brian Woods, Panama
- Emel Onur, Turkey
- Christel Silver, Germany
- Judy Ramella, United Kingdom
- Nancy Macaluso, South Africa
- Tony Macaluso, Serbia
- Andrew Barber, Lebanon
- Veronica Margolina, Russia
The application consists of 5 sections: Business Plan, Marketing and Communication, Events/Education, Outreach, Benchmarking of which we submitted 38 exhibits.
Chairman Brian Woods and Global Staff Liaison Jessica Wittenbrink will attend a, invitation-only champagne toast at the NAR meetings on Saturday November 4th where we will accept the award, and the Global Alliance will be formally recognized onstage during the International Night Out & Awards Dinner in Chicago.