World Urban Forum, Colombia and real estate business opportunities: What do they have in common?

Over 22,000 delegates from around the world attended the World Urban Forum last week in Medellin, Colombia, to discuss the challenges that cities around the globe are facing, including unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges.  The focus...
April 18, 2014

How To Connect with Mexico’s REALTORS®

by Jeff Hornberger There is no doubt there are inbound and outbound real estate opportunities with Mexico. Our neighbor to the south is the #1 destination for Americans moving overseas, and the #3 international investor in U.S. property.  As...

You Don’t Have to Speak Another language to be a Global Agent.

  No hablo español!  我不会说中国话。 Et je ne parle pas français non plus.    No problem!   If you are concerned that you won’t find success as a global real estate practitioner because you don’t speak another language, think...
April 14, 2014

Global Activities at REALTOR® Party Convention and Trade Expo

Convention May 12-17  I  Trade Expo May 14-15 The Midyear Legislative Meetings have a new name! The REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy,...

O Canada! REALTOR® Magazine Selects First Non-U.S. 30 Under 30 Honoree

For more than a decade, REALTOR® Magazine, the official member publication of the National Association of REALTORS®, has honored some of the industry’s brightest rising stars each year with its 30 Under 30 program. As the title suggests, 30...
April 7, 2014

Unlocking Panama’s Potential

It might be a country you haven’t heard of for awhile, but Panama is back on the scene in a big way. A booming downtown Panama City, expanding transportation infrastructure and new, master-planned community are all signs of a...
March 25, 2014

Vietnam’s Property Market: Looking ahead to brighter days

The troubled economy and distressed property market in Vietnam might soon see a positive turn. Since the market hit a wall in 2007, most of the headlines from the country have featured a rapidly devaluating currency, reports of corruption,...
March 10, 2014

Dubai, the truly global real estate market

by Jeff Hornberger According to NAR’s last survey of foreign buyers, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) did not make the list of top 10 investors in U.S. real estate. So why does this country matter to NAR members looking...
February 22, 2014

A Video Postcard From Southern California

Thanks to inexpensive and easy-to-use online tools, it’s never been easier for real estate practitioners to connect with their colleagues in other countries. The Tri-Counties Association of REALTORS®, based in Walnut, Calif., recently provided an example of how REALTOR®...
February 20, 2014

International Retirement Hot Spots and Emerging Markets

CIPS designees receive a printed, mailed version of the Global Perspectives newsletter as a member benefit. Past issues are made public on realtor.org within 2 months of publication. This blog post is based on the December 2013 issue covering...
February 18, 2014