Is Spain Poised to be an International Real Estate Hotspot Again?

by Santiago Herreros de Tejada, Corporate Director of Grupo Sociedad de Tasación (ST) In the period 1999-2007 Spain experienced a real estate boom, coupled with strong international investment and a high rate of new construction, with more than 450,000 built...
November 21, 2014

South Africa Rising

by Nancy Macaluso, National Association of REALTORS®, President’s Liaison to South Africa South Africa Rising was the theme I chose, during my 2013 visit as the National Association of REALTORS® President’s Liaison to South Africa.  I named it that...
November 13, 2014

Lawful Targeting: Marketing to Foreign Buyers Without Breaking the Law

It’s a well-established marketing principle that narrowing the segment of prospective customers you want to attract lets you create a more effective targeted message and ultimately yields you a better bottom line. But the Fair Housing Act says it’s...
November 11, 2014

Didn’t Make it to New Orleans? Follow Along at ConferenceLive!

Sitting here in New Orleans, I’m just waiting for 17,000 of my closest REALTOR® friends to arrive for the learning, networking and FUN that awaits (And all the great food…)! If you aren’t joining us this year, we will...
November 6, 2014

International Business, from Sea to Shining Sea

From the mountains, to the prairies…to the oceans white with foam – international buyers are here! The newly released State-by-State International Business Reports have just been released by NAR, and they prove that foreign investment is taking place in...
November 3, 2014

REALTOR® Networks Can Help Grow Your Global Business

While NAR’s acronym stands for the National Association of REALTORS®, did you know that NAR is an international organization? Most U.S. members don’t realize that the power of the REALTOR® name and brand extends far beyond U.S. borders. In...
October 14, 2014

Plan Your Conference Agenda Around International Business Goals

The baseball great (and always entertaining) Yogi Berra once said, ““If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” It’s not the most intellectually stimulating quote out there but, well, I have baseball fever with...
October 8, 2014

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