Being a REALTOR® Archive

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

Real Estate – The Foundation of Freedom

by Mike Cobb, Chairman & CEO, ECI Development It was an honor to be nominated to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors last fall. Accepting the role of Director was a decision I considered deeply...
December 7, 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...

What does the “R” Mean Overseas?

Francisco Angulo, 2016 Global Business & Alliances Chair & Tom Salomone, 2016 NAR President, along with representatives from NAR’s partnering countries during the flag ceremony at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.  You guessed it…REALTOR®! Although...
September 27, 2017

Capitalizing on the Americas

Thanks to the wide variety of purchasing options, the Americas are full of opportunity when it comes to finding the right home. Out of the $153.0 billion of residential property purchased by foreign buyers last year, $28.3 billion came...
September 15, 2017

Win Over Foreign Clients With RPR®

Standing out to foreign buyers in a sea of REALTORS® can be challenging. With so many buyers moving from abroad it can be overwhelming to know the exact steps to proving you are a global expert, worthy of their...
August 25, 2017

Don’t Get Lost in Translation

We recently shared an article on the NAR Global Facebook and Twitter pages about a new earpiece that can translate languages in real-time, and it got us thinking. -What if a REALTOR® tried using this device or a similar...
August 7, 2017

Marketing Yourself to the World

The task of starting your own marketing campaign can be daunting — especially on a global scale. One way to increase your cross-border business and build your global presence is to improve consumer awareness that you are a global...

New Report: Foreign Buyers’ Interest in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Expected to Continue in 2017

NAR recently released the 2017 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends report that analyzes cross-border commercial real estate transactions made by REALTORS® during 2016. By surveying a sample of REALTORS® who specialize in commercial transactions, the report is able...

Connecting to Global at Your Local Association

For many, the connection to global begins at a local level. The 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate Activity statistics show that 59% of the international purchases made in 2015 were made by resident foreigners,...