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Pounding the Pavement: Anatomy of a Bilateral Partner Visit

by Zachary Benjamin, NAR Manager of International Market Development NAR’s 80 bilateral partnerships in 60 countries require quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep them productive and valuable for U.S. REALTORS®, as well as for our 4,000+...
September 2, 2014

CIPS…My past week!

by Richard Silver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Toronto, Ontario Over the past week (July 8-August 1,2014), I have been very honoured to be a guest of the National Association of REALTORS in the U.S. or as I like call...

AMPI Summit – Global Takeaways, Impact to NAR Members

by JoAnne E. Poole, 2014 NAR Vice President I had the pleasure of leading up a 100+ member delegation of REALTORS® from across the country to attend the second “AMPI Summit,” held in the city of Tulum, Mexico and...

World Urban Forum, Colombia and real estate business opportunities: What do they have in common?

Over 22,000 delegates from around the world attended the World Urban Forum last week in Medellin, Colombia, to discuss the challenges that cities around the globe are facing, including unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges.  The focus...

How To Connect with Mexico’s REALTORS®

by Jeff Hornberger There is no doubt there are inbound and outbound real estate opportunities with Mexico. Our neighbor to the south is the #1 destination for Americans moving overseas, and the #3 international investor in U.S. property.  As...

Dubai, the truly global real estate market

by Jeff Hornberger According to NAR’s last survey of foreign buyers, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) did not make the list of top 10 investors in U.S. real estate. So why does this country matter to NAR members looking...