Standing Out in the Real Estate Crowd

Last week I had the honor of speaking at the Region XI conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What an event, put on primarily by Cathy Colvin, 2018 Region XI Vice President; and my NAR colleague, Nobu Hata. The beauty...
April 18, 2018

Commemorating 50 Years of Fair Housing

You might wonder why the Global team at NAR is posting about a piece of U.S. legislation from more than 50 years ago, let alone commemorating it and including it in our email signature lines. The fact is, foreign...

Keeping an Eye on Currency

The state of the global economy is constantly changing. Markets fluctuate within the blink of an eye, bringing currency values around the world with them. These changes matter whether they are big or small. Even a seemingly minor change...
February 6, 2018

Americans Moving Overseas. –How to prepare.

Thanks to our many resources, you probably have a good idea who is buying up property in the United States. However, have you considered looking at the countries Americans are moving to? The U.S. State Department estimated that 9...

Networking Events – What’s Coming Up?

This business is all about networking. The importance of connecting with people is not lost on real estate professionals. But what can get lost is time and money, if you are not connecting with the right people in the...
January 25, 2018

Going Global in 2018

It’s never too early or late to amplify your client base and referral partners by going global. Is your New Year’s resolution to go global this year? Here’s a short checklist to help you get started: Earn your CIPS...
January 2, 2018

Get Started in Commercial Real Estate

Last year, foreign buyers spent over $200 billion on U.S. properties in markets of all sizes, and in all 50 states. These deals were both residential and commercial transactions. A great way newly licensed agents and/or residential agents can...
December 19, 2017

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...