San Francisco, CA, August 24, 2015 – Zephyr Real Estates takes great pleasure in congratulating four agents – Tanya Dzhibrailova, Matt Fuller, Sonia Gómez-Rexelius and Lynn Tanatanyanon – who recently participated in the first ever Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation program in the Bay Area authorized by the National Association of REALTORS®.

In this regionally attended class of only 29 people, Zephyr’s participation was extraordinary. Nationwide, fewer than 3,000 elite agents with a global focus now have the designation.

Earning the prestigious CIPS designation requires the completion of two core courses, three elective courses, and an application demonstrating international experience. The designation must be renewed every three years.

International real estate transactions are on the rise right along with global travel and commerce. Agents who have the CIPS designation provide their clients with the knowledge, research, network and tools to successfully do business with buyers and sellers from around the world. In any type of international real estate transaction, CIPS designees are consumers’ best and most trusted resource for navigating the often-complex international market.

In addition, the designation provides access and use of the CIPS marketing and technology tools, ongoing tips and techniques, and further education on relevant topics including social networking and web optimization.

“We have seen a significant increase in buyers from outside the U.S. over the past several years. I know this additional commitment to education on the part of these agents will be beneficial to their clients and to our company as a whole,” commented Randall Kostick, President of Zephyr. “We commend Tanya, Matt, Sonia and Lynn for advancing their knowledge and skills in this highly competitive market.”

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a brand new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.