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Catching Up from Conference

by Julie Collins It’s been a week since most of us returned home from the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, and I think it’s taken this long to catch up! As always, it was an overwhelmingly rewarding week in San...
November 24, 2015

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Part 2

This blog is the second in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Part 1

This blog is the first in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

What I’ve learned over the years…

What I’ve Learned Over the Years About the “Largest Global Real Estate Network on Earth”  by Jeff Hornberger  Hello everyone!  I’ve met many of you throughout the years, almost 16 (off and on) to be exact.  As I wrap...

Selling International Developments: Possible profit center for REALTORS®?

                The recovering U.S. real estate market, strengthening dollar, and continued baby boomer retirement has brought an old niche international market segment back into focus: international developments. Back in the late 1990s...

How Many Real Estate Professionals Exist Worldwide ?

by Jeff Hornberger, Director, Global Alliances, National Association of REALTORS® This question comes up frequently in our line of work.  In the United States, the answer is simple: we know there are about 2 million people holding real estate...

What Does the New Year Hold for Global Real Estate?

by Jeff Hornberger, Director, Global Alliances, National Association of REALTORS® Happy New Year!  I am sure that December was a busy month wrapping up your business and celebrating the holidays. As a globally oriented real estate professional, surely you’ve kept...
January 13, 2015

NAR Staff Veteran Finds Immediate Benefit in CIPS Designation

by Jan Hope, Vice President, NAR Commercial & Global Services I serve as Vice President of the Commercial & Global Services department at NAR.  The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) program resides in my area so it was natural...
January 9, 2015

Is Spain Poised to be an International Real Estate Hotspot Again?

by Santiago Herreros de Tejada, Corporate Director of Grupo Sociedad de Tasación (ST) In the period 1999-2007 Spain experienced a real estate boom, coupled with strong international investment and a high rate of new construction, with more than 450,000 built...

South Africa Rising

by Nancy Macaluso, National Association of REALTORS®, President’s Liaison to South Africa South Africa Rising was the theme I chose, during my 2013 visit as the National Association of REALTORS® President’s Liaison to South Africa.  I named it that...