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Global Business Forum: The REALTOR Role in Foreign Property Purchases

Tuesday, March 7, 202311:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Our panel of global real estate experts will discuss how to prepare for and work with clients when buying and selling properties outside of the United States. Panelists include Michelle Bess Bellegarde, Global Real Estate Advisor at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Jose Roel Lopez, 2021 MetroTex Global REALTOR® of the Year, and Ed Eakin, 2022 MetroTex Global REALTOR® of the Year.

About Michelle Bess Bellegarde: Michelle specializes in fine Dallas homes as well as luxury properties in St. Vincent & the Grenadines and the Eastern Caribbean. She and her husband Pierre, launched the Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in St. Vincent in 2016 and then evolved the business to the private real estate consultancy of Bellegarde Estates in 2019.

About Jose Roel Lopez: Jose is a Real Estate Broker and provides Real Estate Residential, Commercial, and business advisory services with extensive interaction with the Hispanic/Latin Population in Texas, Mexico, and Latin America.

About Ed Eakin: Builder and Broker/Owner of Eakin Group, his real estate career started in Playa del Carmen in 2007. Today, Ed is using his international real estate experience that started with onsite sales in Playa del Carmen to help clients purchase second homes throughout Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize, Ecuador and the Caymans. Currently Ed is working with developers at Copala and Residences at Chileno Bay in Cabo San Lucas, Itzana in Belize, Axiom in Costa Rica, Pristine Bay on the Island of Roatan, Grand Hyatt residences in the Caymans and Mayacama located in the hills of northern Sonoma county to market and sell in Texas market. He is one of 3600 brokers worldwide with a Certified International Property Specialist designation.


The MetroTex Global Business Forum provides information, resources, networking and skills training for all members. Enhance your diverse cultural and business protocol awareness of the global real estate environment, and continually expand your ability to support the needs of your global clientele.

For more information about the MetroTex Global Business Forum, contact Steve Trine at stevet@dfwre.com.

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NAR Global connects you to a network of qualified REALTORS®, provides education to help you work with international clients, and delivers the business tools to help you globalize your business.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MetroTex Global Business Forum