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New Resource: Business Practices Around the World

We are thrilled to announce a new resource, Real Estate Practices Around the World, available at nar.realtor/global/real-estate-practices-around-the-world. Countries who share borders or even some customs might seem so similar, it’s expected the real estate process works the same way....
November 16, 2018

NAR’s Newest Partners and the Opportunities Within

The National Association of REALTORS® is not just a national entity – its presence and influence around the world make it a very international organization. Its reach is vast, and helps U.S. REALTORS® in ways you might not even...
November 2, 2018

Congrats to the Global Achievement Program Winners!

Each year, we (NAR Global) send a 14-page application out to all of our Global Business Councils. In those pages, we ask some very simple questions, and then some significantly more complicated questions, all with the intent to grasp...
November 1, 2018

Ready, Set, Boston! Global Events at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo

We hope you will be joining us later this week as we head to Boston – the home of the newly crowned World Series Champion Red Sox! Congrats to all of our followers in Beantown. This will present some...
October 30, 2018

Realtors® Reflect on Efforts to Stem Financial Crisis and Prevent Another

Ten years later, NAR’s Chief Economist looks towards the future of the housing market While the information provided below is decidedly U.S.-centric, “as the U.S. goes, so goes the world.” And vice-versa. As we saw 10 years ago, the...
September 18, 2018

Exchanging Business Opportunities in Asia – IREC 2018

Real estate agents and leaders from 19 countries gathered last week in Hanoi, Vietnam for the International Real Estate Conference (IREC), for two days of business and best practice exchange. To see each of the delegations so proudly representing...

How Missouri REALTORS® Sees the ‘Bigger Picture’

Spoiler alert: Is your Global Council aiming for that Platinum Global Achievement Award level? This idea will help get you there – keep reading! It’s Labor Day weekend, which means it’s back to school and students all over America...
September 2, 2018

Saying Farewell to Our Global Guru

In response to when she might retire, Janet Branton has often been heard saying, “How do you retire from family?” You see, Janet has been…what’s the word…no, “responsible for” doesn’t begin to cover it. “Instrumental to” – might start...
August 30, 2018

Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Down, but not out

New report from NAR shows inventory shortage, rising prices are impacting sales to foreign buyers  Foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate dropped to $121 billion last year, down 21% from the year prior. In a market with tight...

Bringing Ireland to Chicago for Real Estate Networking and Education

The Irish culture is well represented in the Chicago area, from nightlife and restaurants to high-ranking politicians and religious leaders, not to mention the infamous parade on the south side (widely considered one of the largest Irish gatherings outside...