Your Business Doesn’t Have to Slow Down During the Winter / Holiday Season

In recent weeks, Americans, from all around the country, have rummaged through their closets in search of their winter coats.  And depending on where you live, you may have already even resurrected your gloves, snow hats, and possibly shovels...

Characteristics of Foreign Buyers

Each country differs in language, religion, ethnic and racial identity – even distinctive culinary tastes. Business practices are no exception. The countries or cultures you choose to focus on will largely determine what characteristics you need to pay close...
November 25, 2014

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