Being a REALTOR® Archive

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...

Global Business Councils: Boots on the Ground

by Lisa Calarco, Manager Global Business Development and Outreach, NAR Commercial and Global Services At the end of January, I had the opportunity to attend the Florida REALTORS® Mid-Winter Meetings in Orlando, FL, and meet with many of the...
February 22, 2016

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

Catching Up from Conference

by Julie Collins It’s been a week since most of us returned home from the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, and I think it’s taken this long to catch up! As always, it was an overwhelmingly rewarding week in San...
November 24, 2015

Less than One Week to the REALTORS® Conference & Expo!

The excitement is palpable in the NAR offices this week, as we prepare to depart for San Diego for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo! This is our flagship event, where we pull out ALL the stops for you, our amazing...
November 6, 2015

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

International Flair at REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

For those who joined us last week in Washington, D.C., for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, I think you will agree that by all accounts, this year’s event was among our most successful. By nature of the business...

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...