A Small Change Can Equate to a Big Impact

You don’t have to be a news junkie to know that there is a lot going on in the world right now. Major stories are emerging from locations all around the globe… the Ebola crisis in West Africa, conflict...
September 18, 2014

Pounding the Pavement: Anatomy of a Bilateral Partner Visit

by Zachary Benjamin, NAR Manager of International Market Development NAR’s 80 bilateral partnerships in 60 countries require quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep them productive and valuable for U.S. REALTORS®, as well as for our 4,000+...
September 2, 2014

5 Myths About International Real Estate

International business can seem like a daunting venture. From language to culture to business practices, the potential complications are enough to make a seasoned real estate professional hand a foreign client to “someone more international.” But why hand that...
August 27, 2014

If You Were to Win the Lottery, Where in the World Would You Buy Your Dream Home?

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at $40 million dollars, a cash payout value of $24.4 million. While the windfall has been higher at times, who wouldn’t be ecstatic walking away with this hefty payout? (I, for one, could certainly...
August 12, 2014

Being Polite is Just the Beginning

Cultural awareness is no longer just the “polite” thing to do – it’s absolutely critical to the future of your business. We are in the midst of an unprecedented cultural shift, and it’s impacting countries worldwide. In the United...
August 7, 2014

CIPS…My past week!

by Richard Silver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Toronto, Ontario Over the past week (July 8-August 1,2014), I have been very honoured to be a guest of the National Association of REALTORS in the U.S. or as I like call...

Working with Chinese Buyers can be Profitable…If You Know What You’re Doing

The National Association of REALTORS® recently released the 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity.  If you are interested in growing your global business, and you haven’t already reviewed this report, download it today. Included is a tremendous amount...
July 22, 2014

Coming to America: NAR Releases 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity Report

International buyers remain prolific figures in the United States real estate market, as evidenced by the just-released 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity Report. Compared to the previous year, sales to foreigners increased both in numbers of transactions...
July 8, 2014

AMPI Summit – Global Takeaways, Impact to NAR Members

by JoAnne E. Poole, 2014 NAR Vice President I had the pleasure of leading up a 100+ member delegation of REALTORS® from across the country to attend the second “AMPI Summit,” held in the city of Tulum, Mexico and...
June 25, 2014

Power of 10: Another Reason to Register for Destination LA

A few weeks ago, we shared seven reasons why you should consider attending the upcoming Destination LA conference taking place Oct. 2-3 in Pasadena, Calif. Here’s another one: The National Association of REALTORS® will issue a $25 gift card to...