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Brea Chief To Head Florida Conference

The Bahamas Real Estate Association’s (BREA) president will be the keynote speaker when business leaders from various countries gather in Fort Myers tomorrow for International Day.

“This is a great honour for The Bahamas and for the Bahamian real estate profession,” said Mrs Wallace-Whitfield, who was recently elected for a third term as head of the 700-member professional association. “It is a recognition of the interest in our market and the value of investing in The Bahamas.”

Mrs Wallace-Whitfield, one of the few brokers in The Bahamas to hold the NAR (National Association of Realtors) Realtor qualification, will join speakers including the NAR global coordinator for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Carla Rayman Kidd; the mayor of Fort Myers, Randy Henderson; Pablo Burtado from Hurtado Immigration law firm; a leading business recruitment specialist from Cape Coral and others for the day-long session.

She will speak on Doing business with The Bahamas. Mrs Wallace-Whitfield is also expected to reinforce her commitment to Bahamian professionals by advising foreign real estate agents that if they have any dealings in The Bahamas, they must align with a BREA-licensed Bahamian firm by law. She has vowed a crackdown on foreign agents operating outside the law.

“I don’t want to discourage anyone,” she explained. “We just want them to operate within the law. We are excited about working with NAR so long as it is on a referral basis. Beyond that, this is a great opportunity for us to review new developments in The Bahamas, provide information and network.

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