FIABCI - International Real Estate Federation FIABCI-USA - Past President of the U.S.A. Chapter - 2007-2008 FIABCI Scholarship Foundation - Past President 2010 FIABCI Luxury Homes CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist FIREC - FIABCI International Property Consultant ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative International Real Estate Agent International Real Estate Consultant World Class Real Estate Broker Luxury Real Estate Broker Church Specialist Commercial Real Estate Broker CREW Member NAR Member Commercial Property Manager (3 years) 1984-1987 4 Yrs. Collage - Business, Secretarial Science International
Johns Creek City Guide - City of Johns Creek GA Johns Creek Business Administration Atlanta Women in Business MEETUP - Johns Creek City Guide CREW - Commercial Real Estate Women FIABCI - FIABCI Past President FIABCI Luxury Homes - Conference Calls started in 2008 on monthly basis FIABCI Membership Services - Conference Calls started in 2008 FIABCI Technology Committee - Conference Calls started in 2008 MEETUP - Investors Meetup in Johns Creek, GA Church Specialist Board Member of International School Consultant/Adviser for FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Students/Interns
Dagmar Sands - Biography - The International Real Estate Agent Real Estate International, Inc. - Dagmar Sands CEO,President, Broker - Real Estate International, Inc. CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) FIPC ( FIABCI International Property Consultant) FIREC (FIABCI International Real Estate Certified) ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) President of FIABCI Scholarship Foundation 2009-2010 FIABCI-USA Luxury Properties Group Founder 2007-2010 Nominations Committee Chair - FIABCI 2009-2010 President of Heart Smart Properties, LLC 2006-2008 Past President FIABCI-USA 2007-2008 (International Real Estate Federation) President - FIABCI-USA Atlanta, GA Local Council President - Johns Creek City Guide LLC President – Mayor of My Real Estate Village – Johns Creek, GA Nominated for International Award by Governor of Georgia 2013
Member of: Atlanta Board of Realtors Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Atlanta Women in Business AGREE (Association of Real Estate Exchangers) CBLS - Commercial Listing Service Chattahoochee High School (Future Business Leaders of America) CIPS Network - (Certified International Property Specialist Network) CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) GAR (Georgia Association of Realtors) FIABCI Luxury Properties Group FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation) Heart Smart Partners - Heart Smart Properties, LLC International Real Estate Council of GA - IRECGA Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce Johns Creek Business Association Johns Creek City Guide Board of Directors Loopnet - Commercial Listing Service NAR (National Association of Realtors) Powerhouse International (Luxury Homes) REBAC (Accredited Buyer's Representatives) ECN (Executive Connections Network) Education: European Schools - Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice Southwest Dekalb High School - Atlanta, GA Dekalb Community College - Atlanta, GA - Secretarial Science Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA - Business Administration Real Estate Sales License - Atlanta, GA - 1979 Real Estate Broker's License - Atlanta, GA 1985 CCIM - Introduction to Commercial Real Estate - Candidate John Hopkins - Real Estate Courses - Washington DC Certified International Property Specialist - FIABCI/NAR, 1990 Accredited Buyer's Representative - Atlanta, GA (GAR) FIABCI International Property Consultant - FIPC FIABCI International Real Estate Certificate - FIREC Georgia Institute of Real Estate - Continuing Education Classes Georgia Institute of Real Estate - "Think Globally, Sell Locally" Instructor of Real Estate Courses - (NAR) American Society of Association Executives - Leadership Course 2006 Investors Meetup for Johns Creek City Guide, Johns Creek, GA
Speaker for: FIABCI, NAR, NAMAR, Powerhouse International, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Northview High School Meetup of Johns Creek City Guide Chattahoochee High School Luxury Real Estate Breakfast Group Powerhouse International & Powerhouse North
Professional Experience : Retail - Sales and Managing Departments for Retail Stores Transportation Industry - Secretary to President/Manager Responsible for Payroll for 500 Employees Customer Relations with Major Clients for the Company Bookeeping for Family Owned 3 Sandwich Shops/Buffets
Real Estate Sales Person's License - Royer Realty - 1979 Residential and Land Sales for European & Foreign Clients Property Manager - Plaza 400, Atlanta, GA - Stout Smith Properties. (Responsible for 200,000 Sq. Ft. Office Complex – Day-to Day Property Management, Budgets, Tenant Finishes, Leasing, Etc.)
Real Estate Broker's License - 1985 Opened my own company Real Estate International, Inc. working with Foreign Clients relocating to the Atlanta, GA area from overseas (Residential Commercial, Investment and Unique Properties). Responsible for the direction and development of business plan, strategic plan, management of agents, sale of homes, apartments, office buildings, churches, land zoned for apartments, schools, businesses, lots, race tracks, private islands, pharmaceutical companies, restaurants, retail, industrial, farms and unique luxury estates. Written and communicated Company policies, objectives, mission and goals for agents. Always improving new and unique ideas for the Company and Agents.
Powerhouse International - Leader of Powerhouse North promoting and selling Luxury Properties in the Atlanta area with Powerhouse agents from various real estate companies.
Heart Smart Properties, LLC - President/Partner of a new Revolutionizing Company promoting Healthy Lifestyle and Real Estate. Created and developed Strategic Plan, Business Plan and Partners Program. Promoted the concept locally, nationally and internationally. Collaborated with Partners on networking concepts, strategies and benefits. Designed and implemented "Partner Certificate Program, Assisted in Logo Design, Website Lay-out, Company Policies and Procedures Manual, Descriptions and Qualifications for Agents, Brokers and Partners. Speaking engagements at FIABCI, FIABCI Marketing Sessions, NAMAR, other organizations we belong to, promoting the logo, concept and the vision of Heart Smart Properties. Created and implemented quarterly Partner Meetings, weekly "Hour of Power" meetings and daily communications.
Technology Experience: Responsible for creating and maintaining personal and company websites, creating current flyers, brochures, manuals, updating software, hardware, print and scanning devices, Top Producer Database, GPS systems, digital equipment and cameras, network of computers, weekly updates, database administration, accounting on-line, backups, reports of monthly and yearly sales and expenses. Training/Teaching: Trained new sales agents how to set up their own business plan and goals. Reviewed new techniques and policies at sales meetings. Instructor for a course: "Think Globally, Sell Locally" for the Georgia Institute of Real Estate (National Association of Realtors approved course). Created the Atlanta Model for FIABCI Atlanta/Georgia Local Chapter/Council. Instructor at Chattahooche High School and Northview High School for the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Program. Developed program for Powerhouse North and Powerhouse Int'l. called "PowerPlan" and implemented at monthly meetings for six years for agents from various real estate companies.
Awards & Recognitions: FIABCI-USA - Medal of Honor - Awarded in 1995 by President of FIABCI-USA Sheldon Good (Past FIABCI World President) for outstanding service, contribution and dedication to the organization. Designations received: (ABR, CIPS,FIPC,FIREC) JACK SHARP Memorial Award - Awarded for outstanding service in promoting membership in FIABCI-USA.
Languages: Bi-Lingual in Czech, Slovak, English (some German & Russian)
Committee served on: I have served on CREW committees, Atlanta Commercial Forms Committee, Atlanta Commercial Technology Committee, Chamber of Commerce International Division where I visited International companies that relocated to Atlanta, GA and presented them with a plaque and welcomed them to Atlanta, GA.
Other committees I've served on are: FIABCI-USA Residential Committee, FIABCI World Leisure Committee, FIABCI-USA Membership Committee, FIABCI-USA Education Committee, FIABCI-USA Nominating Committee, FIABCI- USA Technology Committee, FIABCI-USA Vice President of Local Councils.
I now serve on FIABCI-USA Executive Committee, FIABCI-USA Scholarship Foundation as Vice President, FIABCI-USA Non-Dues Revenue Committee, FIABCI-USA Budget & Finance Committee, FIABCI-USA Vice President of Strategic Planning Committee, FIABCI-USA President Elect 2007-2008 I am recipient of FIABCI-USA Medal of Honor.
Published: Powerhouse International Magazine - which showcased Luxury Homes in the Atlanta area. Worked in conjunction with ACCENT on Atlanta magazine on the lay-out and design of inserting our magazine in their publication. Author – “How I Became a Purple Snowflake in Real Estate” now being finalized. Johns Creek City Guide – Johns Creek, Georgia
Hobbies: Travel and meeting new people. I love learning about cultures, experiencing first hand my clients background and culture. So far I have traveled to 37 different countries and hope to see at least 60 countries (this is how many countries FIABCI is in) before I retire to write a book about my life story. I love to read auto-biographies of successful people, inspirational and motivational books.
Passion: My passion is to have a positive attitude. I'm an optimist, visionary, and a family person. I have two sons (Chris and Michael), husband Tom and my parents Joe and Dagmar who are my two best friends.
I enjoy sharing family time, enjoy entertaining my clients, visiting friends and helping others achieve their own success. I set goals for myself daily, weekly and yearly. I love achieving my goals. I also enjoy being around successful and positive people because I draw extra energy from them. I believe that God puts people in your life for a reason.
Slogans I love: "I want to be your REALTOR for LIFE, not just one transaction". "Dream BIG, because there is NO magic in SMALL dreams". "I have always been a PURPLE Snowflake in the Real Estate Industry". "If it's meant to be, it is up to ME!" "I provide World Class Service to ALL my customers one client at a time".
My goal: To always be professional, positive, original, enthusiastic in everything I do. To be respected by my family, friends, partners, relatives and colleagues in my profession. To be trustworthy. I never want to look back and say "I WISH I did this...or that... I simply want to DO IT and have no regrets". I also want to build the same relationship with my children like I have with my parents.