Being a REALTOR® Archive

Leveraging Your Social Networks for more Global Opportunities

Many REALTORS® think that the best way to leverage your social media accounts is by posting their listings and walking away. Whether or not you do this may depend on your style, but there are more effective ways to...
October 17, 2016

Earning my CIPS in Canada

When I first joined the NAR Global team earlier this year I was thrilled to discover that NAR encourages staff to earn their CIPS designation. I was even more excited to learn I would be taking Global Real Estate:...
October 13, 2016

Planning Your Trip to the REALTORS® Conference and Expo with a “Global Mindset”

We have talked about the importance of having a global mindset time and time again. Part of shifting your mindset to global means actively planning for more international business. A large portion of this clientele is built by networking...
September 20, 2016

Online Property Portals Around the World

Just like buyers in the U.S., buyers across the world tend to begin their search for the perfect home online. However, in many cases these buyers are in countries that might not use the same listing websites commonly used...

New Report: U.S. Homes Still Appeal to Foreign Buyers

Despite waning economic growth in many countries and higher home prices further enhanced by a strengthening U.S. dollar, owning a home in the United States is still appealing to foreign buyers. This is according to an annual survey of residential...

Washington’s Booming Foreign Investment: What’s Their Secret?

Washington is home to America’s most iconic coffee company, champion sports teams, beautiful landscape, and such legendary landmarks as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Did you know it’s also home to one of the most popular cities...
June 29, 2016

Why Does Miami “Speak” to Latin Buyers?

NAR’s 2015 Profile of International Home Buyers in Miami found that from September 2014-August 2015 foreign buyers purchased approximately 10,600 residential properties worth $6.1 billion in the Miami area. Out of the 1,900+ REALTORS® surveyed, international sales accounted for 36 percent...

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

Network With The Best of Them

We are just days away from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, and many of you might be asking yourself how can you best make use of your time at the event (or any other). Aside from the...

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...