Breaking Barriers: Overcome Challenges in International Real Estate

If international real estate was easy, everyone would be doing it! It is a challenging discipline, but those who are committed stand to gain a lot – from strong business contacts, to a new view on the world and...
December 12, 2017

Real Estate – The Foundation of Freedom

by Mike Cobb, Chairman & CEO, ECI Development It was an honor to be nominated to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors last fall. Accepting the role of Director was a decision I considered deeply...
December 7, 2017

Turning Tourists into Locals

According to research from the U.S. Travel Association (USTA), the U.S. tourism industry can look forward to more foreign visitors in 2018. It’s estimated that 76.9 million foreigners will visit the U.S. in the coming year. The USTA also...

International Flavor in Chicago

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo! This year we hosted close to 1,500 international members representing 67 countries and nearly 500 CIPS designees in Chicago. NAR also officially welcomed three new...
November 14, 2017

Survey Says! CIPS designees: more money, diverse, and engaged

We didn’t quite conduct the survey Family-Feud style – although that might make for a fun Advisory Board idea next year! – but the results of the 2017 CIPS Designee survey are in! Special thanks to those who filled...

Working Internationally: Advice for REALTORS®, from REALTORS®

We are really excited to announce a new book in the REALTOR® Store, The Little Purple Book: International Rules to Live By for REALTORS®. If you’re already familiar with the Little Book series, you will know that these are pocket...
October 20, 2017

NAR: Making a World of Difference

by Alejandro Escudero, Manager of Global Alliances and Business Development National Association of REALTORS® Colombia. A global success story. The NAR Global mission is “to render the global real estate markets accessible, profitable and ethical for REALTORS® to conduct...

American Buyers Moving to Canada

“I’m moving to Canada” seems to be a popular phrase in America these days. But who is actually backing up this claim with home searches? The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has published an excellent heat map showing which...
October 10, 2017

Our Top 5 Global Events at #NARAnnual

Meet the World networking session at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida The best way to make lasting global connections is by meeting with other experts face-to-face. A good place to make these connections is at...
October 5, 2017

What does the “R” Mean Overseas?

Francisco Angulo, 2016 Global Business & Alliances Chair & Tom Salomone, 2016 NAR President, along with representatives from NAR’s partnering countries during the flag ceremony at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.  You guessed it…REALTOR®! Although...
September 27, 2017