Richard Dempsey, ALC, Earns National Association of Realtors CIPS Designation

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designated REALTORS® Offer Expertise in Navigating International Markets


Richard Dempsey, ALCLAKELAND, FL, June 17, 2020 – Richard Dempsey, ALC, a Senior Advisor at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate, recently earned a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Dempey’s first real estate transaction involved a family from Guyana and throughout his career, he has served numerous international clients. A recent trip to Dubai highlighted the fact that Florida has become one of the most desirable real estate markets in the world.

“People from all over the world are moving here and they all have their own expectations and methods of doing business,” Dempsey said. “Pursuing the CIPS designation was a natural step to take.”

CIPS designees receive training in the special needs and expectations of international clients Additionally, they are a community of real estate professionals that provide help and referrals to each other.

“Building relationships is a key to successfully helping clients achieve their real estate goals,” Dempsey said. “My CIPS designation will expand my global reach and further my ability to effectively help my clients.”


Richards’s real estate career began in 1984 as an appraiser for the Polk County Property Appraiser’s Office. For thirteen years, he was a state certified general appraiser with an agricultural lender, appraising a wide variety of properties. His experience includes small residential tracts up to 25,000-acre groves, along with various types of commercial properties all over the state. Having sales and appraisal experience throughout Florida, Richard is knowledgeable about the diverse aspects of today’s real estate market. He currently serves as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) liaison Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross. He was voted the Commercial REALTOR® of the Year in 2017 and REALTOR® of the Year in 2011 by Lakeland REALTORS® (LR). Richard served as the 2010 President of LR, and has served on numerous committees. In 2017, he served as the Vice-Chair of the Building Committee, helping to oversee the construction of the award winning, state-of-the art new location of LR. Learn more about Richard’s expertise at

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