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

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