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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

Are You the Next International REALTOR® of the Year?

Q&A with Howard Johnson Jr., 2014 International REALTOR® of the Year We’re looking for the next International REALTOR® of the Year*. Is it you, or someone you know? One distinguished member of the International REALTOR® community, who has gone...

What Are Your Summer Plans? Explore Outbound Opportunities & Capitalize on the Strength of the US dollar

What Are Your Summer Plans?  Explore Outbound Opportunities & Capitalize on the Strength of the US dollar   After years of decline and stagnation, the US dollar has gained momentum over the past year.  The dollar is up 25.5%...
July 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

Strengthening the Real Estate Market in Serbia: How You Can Help

One of NAR’s Strategic Partners is the International Real Property Foundation- simply known as the IRPF.  This independent, nonprofit, and public purpose 501c(3) Foundation has a long history of helping to create real property markets needed for strong democracies...

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...

If You Were to Win the Lottery, Where in the World Would You Buy Your Dream Home?

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at $40 million dollars, a cash payout value of $24.4 million. While the windfall has been higher at times, who wouldn’t be ecstatic walking away with this hefty payout? (I, for one, could certainly...