Understanding Wealth & Prosperity
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Learn more below about our guest speaker Raquel Lavender
Associate Broker. REALTOR®
ABR, AHS, AHWD, ASR, CDPE, CFIS, CIPS, CRS, CSP, GRI, PMN, TRC
Raquel Lavender is originally from Venezuela and has lived in the United States since 1987. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Raquel's Real Estate career began in 2001 and since July 2005 she has been affiliated with Keller Williams Realty. Raquel's passion has always been International Real Estate and has learned the importance of applying the motto of “Doing business globally and acting locally”. She is an active member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) where she serves as the 2022 Certified International Properties Specialist (CIPS) Advisory Council Member, and the Metro South Association of REALTORS®(MSAR) where she’s served as the Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity (EOCD) Committee Chairman in 2005-2006 and she served as Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) (EOCD) State Committee Member the same years. GAR 2020-2021 Chair of the Global Alliance Committee, Member of the Economic Development Committee, the
Strategic Planning Committee, and the State’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Task Force where she has been appointed as the 2023 Vice-Chair, Vice-Chair in 2023 and Chair in 2024 of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action Committee for GAR. Former Member of the International Real Estate Council of Georgia (Treasurer for 2005), a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Metro South served as Treasurer in 2004- 2005, and 2020 Atlanta Network
Membership Director. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) where she served as the 2018 Atlanta Chapter President, 2020-2021 Emeritus Director, National Certified NAHREP10 Trainer, NAHREP National Advocacy Committee Regional Director for the South and Mid Atlantic Regions, and NAHREP South East Region Corporate Board of Governors. She is a member of the National Leadership Council for
KW CHISPA(Coalition of Hispanics for Progressive Action) where she serves as the Co-Director of Learning. In addition to her volunteer work with the REALTORS® Associations, she also keeps a relationship with the Business Community by being a Member since 2008 of the Advisory Council for the Clayton/Fayette Counties Salvation Army Citadel Corp and a member
of the Business Network International (BNI) Atlanta Southern Crescent Chapter. She and her family are the founders of the DREAM BIG Scholarships, since 2017 and whose mission is to bring more equity to art, sport and extracurricular enrichment activities allowing children in her local community to enjoy it as part of their educational experience and providing financial
resources by helping Children to DREAM BIG no matter their circumstances, each one of her real estate closed transactions provide a scholarship.
During her Real Estate career, she has acquired several designations: Certified New Homes Sales Professional (CSP), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Affordable Housing Specialist (AHS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Quality Service Certified (QSC), Certified International Properties Specialist (CIPS). Accredited Sellers Representative (ASR). Elegant Homes Certification., Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), Certified Foreign Investor
Specialist (CFIS), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and At Home With Diversity Designation (AHWD). She obtained Certificates from the International Business Academy of the World Trade Center Atlanta and Grassroots Leadership Institute from the University of Georgia Clayton County Extension Office. When working with this Real Estate Professional you will see her passion and enthusiasm and will soon find that she
is committed to "Making a Significant Difference".