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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...

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

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

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

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

Foreign Investment in US Jumps 49% to Record $153 Billion

If you’re already involved in global real estate, here’s reason to celebrate: Foreign investment in residential U.S. real estate has skyrocketed up to $153 billion, according to the newly released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real...

Congress Approves EB-5 Extension in Short-Term Spending Resolution

by Russell Riggs, Senior Policy Representatives, National Association of REALTORS® The 114th Congress averted a government shutdown on Friday, December 9 by passing a Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the federal government through April 28, 2017. The US$1 trillion...

Secrets of Successful CIPS Designees

Some agents just seem to know the secret to success. The ones who say “I work in international real estate” – and their business truly reflects that statement. You’ve checked many of the same boxes that they have –...
December 8, 2016