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March 22, 2018

Staff Contact
Nancy Garcia, Government Affairs Director
NGarcia@NEFAR.org
Voice (904) 394-9138
Fax (904) 398-8025

2018 NEFAR President
Charles "Ben" Bates
BenBates@ColdwellBanker.com
Voice (386) 328-6716



NEFAR Appointed Ambassador Association to Uruguay

After completion of an application process, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors has been appointed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) as Ambassador Association to Uruguay.

NAR actively maintains bilateral partnerships with more than 90 real estate associations in 72 countries. A major component to the success of these relationships is that the bilateral partner associations have a direct connection to NAR through a U.S. state or local Ambassador Association. The role of the Ambassador Association is to provide an organization-to-organization contact with the bilateral partner association to share best practices, ideas, and solutions to common problems with one another, as well as hosting delegations visiting the United States, when applicable.

As an Ambassador Association, NEFAR has made a commitment to:
• Maintain an active Global Council with NEFAR.
• Submit an annual report to NAR on the activities of the Uruguay association.
• Keep in communication with both the NAR President’s Liaison and Regional Coordinator on a quarterly basis.
• Host delegations from NEFAR in attendance at the NAR Legislative Meetings and the Annual Conference & Expo.
• Participate in the Global Alliances Advisory Board meeting at the Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo and the Realtors Conference & Expo.

The association within Uruguay to whom NEFAR is an Ambassador Association is Camara Inmobiliaria Uruguaya (CIU) in Montevideo.

The NAR President’s Liaison to Uruguay, with whom NEFAR must also coordinate, happens to be NEFAR member Gonzalo Mejia, a Realtor and Broker-Associate with Watson Realty Corp., REALTORS, in Jacksonville.

Global outreach opens the door to opportunities, and Ambassador Associations are an integral part of connecting the domestic and international relationships around the globe.

About NEFAR
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors provides professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration, media relations, and promotional activities and exchange of information among its members. NEFAR serves as the voice for real estate in northeast Florida; serving the public through efforts to protect private property rights and community affairs programs. NEFAR is Northeast Florida's largest professional association, comprising more than 8,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial sales as well as property management. NEFAR also includes a wholly owned subsidiary, the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service. NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Palatka and World Golf Village.

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