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Closing Gift Guidelines for Global Real Estate Practitioners

“Don’t gift wrap the steak knives just yet!” When it comes to gift giving, sometimes, the age-old adage, “it’s the thought that counts” just doesn’t apply. If you are a real estate practitioner focused on global business, you know...
September 15, 2015

How Do U.S. Immigration Regulations Impact Global Real Estate Transactions?

U.S. immigration regulations and procedures can be complex and rules change frequently.  As a real estate practitioner, even if you focus on global real estate,  you are not expected to, nor should you attempt, to play the role of...
February 12, 2015

High and Low Context Cultures- Developing Cultural Fluency

“One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you”.  – Edward T. Hall, The...

Your Business Doesn’t Have to Slow Down During the Winter / Holiday Season

In recent weeks, Americans, from all around the country, have rummaged through their closets in search of their winter coats.  And depending on where you live, you may have already even resurrected your gloves, snow hats, and possibly shovels...

REALTOR® Networks Can Help Grow Your Global Business

While NAR’s acronym stands for the National Association of REALTORS®, did you know that NAR is an international organization? Most U.S. members don’t realize that the power of the REALTOR® name and brand extends far beyond U.S. borders. In...

A Small Change Can Equate to a Big Impact

You don’t have to be a news junkie to know that there is a lot going on in the world right now. Major stories are emerging from locations all around the globe… the Ebola crisis in West Africa, conflict...

Working with Chinese Buyers can be Profitable…If You Know What You’re Doing

The National Association of REALTORS® recently released the 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity.  If you are interested in growing your global business, and you haven’t already reviewed this report, download it today. Included is a tremendous amount...

Brazilian Buyers And The World Cup

With the frenzy leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, now just days away from kickoff, all eyes are on Brazil. The media coverage is intense, with outlets from around the world speculating on Brazil’s preparedness. But the...

You Don’t Have to Speak Another Language to be a Global Agent

  No hablo español!  我不会说中国话。 Et je ne parle pas français non plus.    No problem!   If you are concerned that you won’t find success as a global real estate practitioner because you don’t speak another language, think...

Overcome Global Barriers

Overcome the Barriers that Stand between You, Your Client, and the Closing Table Real Estate professionals know that every real estate transaction is unique, each with its own complexity. However, professionals that work with global clients know that international...