International Flair at REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

For those who joined us last week in Washington, D.C., for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, I think you will agree that by all accounts, this year’s event was among our most successful. By nature of the business...

Local Market Assessment Reports: North Carolina

      In conversations with agents, I frequently hear, “We don’t have international buyers where I live.” And while I will agree that some areas are more attractive destinations for foreign nationals, you would be surprised at the...
April 30, 2015

What I’ve learned over the years…

What I’ve Learned Over the Years About the “Largest Global Real Estate Network on Earth”  by Jeff Hornberger  Hello everyone!  I’ve met many of you throughout the years, almost 16 (off and on) to be exact.  As I wrap...
April 17, 2015

Israel: Transforming Desert into Garden and Making Business Bloom

Last month, I had the privilege, along with President’s Liaison Sari Kingsley and Regional Coordinator For Western Europe Barbara Schmerzler, of leading the first-ever National Association of REALTORS® official delegation to Israel, a burgeoning real estate market enhanced by...
March 9, 2015

Selling International Developments: Possible profit center for REALTORS®?

                The recovering U.S. real estate market, strengthening dollar, and continued baby boomer retirement has brought an old niche international market segment back into focus: international developments. Back in the late 1990s...

How Do U.S. Immigration Regulations Impact Global Real Estate Transactions?

U.S. immigration regulations and procedures can be complex and rules change frequently.  As a real estate practitioner, even if you focus on global real estate,  you are not expected to, nor should you attempt, to play the role of...
February 12, 2015

Strengthening the Real Estate Market in Serbia: How You Can Help

One of NAR’s Strategic Partners is the International Real Property Foundation- simply known as the IRPF.  This independent, nonprofit, and public purpose 501c(3) Foundation has a long history of helping to create real property markets needed for strong democracies...
February 5, 2015

High and Low Context Cultures- Developing Cultural Fluency

“One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you”.  - Edward T. Hall, The...
January 26, 2015

How Many Real Estate Professionals Exist Worldwide ?

by Jeff Hornberger, Director, Global Alliances, National Association of REALTORS® This question comes up frequently in our line of work.  In the United States, the answer is simple: we know there are about 2 million people holding real estate...
January 21, 2015

What Does the New Year Hold for Global Real Estate?

by Jeff Hornberger, Director, Global Alliances, National Association of REALTORS® Happy New Year!  I am sure that December was a busy month wrapping up your business and celebrating the holidays. As a globally oriented real estate professional, surely you’ve kept...
January 13, 2015