New Realtor.com® Reports Reveal International Buyer Interest

Realtor.com has made it easier to find out how attractive your metro area is to international buyers. At last week’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., new interactive maps were unveiled, which will offer more comprehensive reporting...

Network With The Best of Them

We are just days away from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, and many of you might be asking yourself how can you best make use of your time at the event (or any other). Aside from the...

How One Agent Adjusted His Business to Attract International Clientele

A phrase I often use to describe global business is that it’s not a niche, it’s a mindset. International activity is ubiquitous – in markets of all sizes, in commercial as well as residential real estate, in countries all...

Recognizing High and Low Context Cultures

Did you know that showing the soles of your shoes is taboo in some cultures? Did you realize that simple slip ups such as this can cost you a deal? As an international REALTOR® you deal with a wide...
April 1, 2016

Creating an Engaging Global Real Estate Blog

According to NAR research, ninety-two percent of home buyers use the Internet in their home search*. What this means is no matter how these buyers are reaching you, your website is more than likely the first place they will...
March 28, 2016

Global Business Councils: Boots on the Ground

by Lisa Calarco, Manager Global Business Development and Outreach, NAR Commercial and Global Services At the end of January, I had the opportunity to attend the Florida REALTORS® Mid-Winter Meetings in Orlando, FL, and meet with many of the...
February 22, 2016

Beyond the Pin: Getting Involved in International

The CIPS designation is an important step in boosting your profile as an international specialist. The training, network, and prestige that it offers are valuable assets in attracting international clientele. So what lies “beyond the pin”?  After the classes,...
February 8, 2016

FIRPTA Rate Increase: Explained

As an international real estate professional, it is important to understand the transactional nuances that foreign investors will face when buying property in the United States. Not all countries require title insurance, for example. Many don’t have buyer’s agency....
January 25, 2016

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Water

This blog is the third in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

Catching Up from Conference

by Julie Collins It’s been a week since most of us returned home from the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, and I think it’s taken this long to catch up! As always, it was an overwhelmingly rewarding week in San...
November 24, 2015