Being a REALTOR® Archive

New Realtor.com® Reports Reveal International Buyer Interest

Realtor.com has made it easier to find out how attractive your metro area is to international buyers. At last week’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., new interactive maps were unveiled, which will offer more comprehensive reporting...
May 16, 2016

Recognizing High and Low Context Cultures

Did you know that showing the soles of your shoes is taboo in some cultures? Did you realize that simple slip ups such as this can cost you a deal? As an international REALTOR® you deal with a wide...

Creating an Engaging Global Real Estate Blog

According to NAR research, ninety-two percent of home buyers use the Internet in their home search*. What this means is no matter how these buyers are reaching you, your website is more than likely the first place they will...

Beyond the Pin: Getting Involved in International

The CIPS designation is an important step in boosting your profile as an international specialist. The training, network, and prestige that it offers are valuable assets in attracting international clientele. So what lies “beyond the pin”?  After the classes,...
February 8, 2016

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

Local Market Assessment Reports: North Carolina

      In conversations with agents, I frequently hear, “We don’t have international buyers where I live.” And while I will agree that some areas are more attractive destinations for foreign nationals, you would be surprised at the...

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...

It’s More Fun (and Promising) in the Philippines

Much is made of growing Asian economies, particularly China. But there is a quietly emerging market on the horizon, one that isn’t making the headlines quite like China but still offers substantial opportunity for real estate agents. The bubbly...

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...

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...