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REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

It’s finally here! The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo takes place this week in Washington, D.C., and we can’t wait to see so many of you in person. For those of you who can’t attend, be sure to...

How One Listing Launched a City to the Top

What’s in a listing?  Turns out, one listing can make a world of difference! Our colleagues at Move, Inc., who manage realtor.com/international, track the international traffic to the site. Their data is quite helpful in deciphering which countries are...

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...