Are You the Next International REALTOR® of the Year?

Q&A with Howard Johnson Jr., 2014 International REALTOR® of the Year We’re looking for the next International REALTOR® of the Year*. Is it you, or someone you know? One distinguished member of the International REALTOR® community, who has gone...
July 28, 2015

What Are Your Summer Plans? Explore Outbound Opportunities & Capitalize on the Strength of the US dollar

What Are Your Summer Plans?  Explore Outbound Opportunities & Capitalize on the Strength of the US dollar   After years of decline and stagnation, the US dollar has gained momentum over the past year.  The dollar is up 25.5%...
July 15, 2015

International Sales Volume Jumped in 2014

Foreign buyers continue to be a force in the U.S. real estate market. They purchased an estimated $104 billion in American real estate last year, according to the newly released NAR 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International...
June 26, 2015

International Flair at REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

For those who joined us last week in Washington, D.C., for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, I think you will agree that by all accounts, this year’s event was among our most successful. By nature of the business...

Local Market Assessment Reports: North Carolina

      In conversations with agents, I frequently hear, “We don’t have international buyers where I live.” And while I will agree that some areas are more attractive destinations for foreign nationals, you would be surprised at the...
April 30, 2015

What I’ve learned over the years…

What I’ve Learned Over the Years About the “Largest Global Real Estate Network on Earth”  by Jeff Hornberger  Hello everyone!  I’ve met many of you throughout the years, almost 16 (off and on) to be exact.  As I wrap...
April 17, 2015

Israel: Transforming Desert into Garden and Making Business Bloom

Last month, I had the privilege, along with President’s Liaison Sari Kingsley and Regional Coordinator For Western Europe Barbara Schmerzler, of leading the first-ever National Association of REALTORS® official delegation to Israel, a burgeoning real estate market enhanced by...
March 9, 2015

Selling International Developments: Possible profit center for REALTORS®?

                The recovering U.S. real estate market, strengthening dollar, and continued baby boomer retirement has brought an old niche international market segment back into focus: international developments. Back in the late 1990s...

How Do U.S. Immigration Regulations Impact Global Real Estate Transactions?

U.S. immigration regulations and procedures can be complex and rules change frequently.  As a real estate practitioner, even if you focus on global real estate,  you are not expected to, nor should you attempt, to play the role of...
February 12, 2015

Strengthening the Real Estate Market in Serbia: How You Can Help

One of NAR’s Strategic Partners is the International Real Property Foundation- simply known as the IRPF.  This independent, nonprofit, and public purpose 501c(3) Foundation has a long history of helping to create real property markets needed for strong democracies...
February 5, 2015