Being a REALTOR® Archive

What I’ve learned over the years…

What I’ve Learned Over the Years About the “Largest Global Real Estate Network on Earth”  by Jeff Hornberger  Hello everyone!  I’ve met many of you throughout the years, almost 16 (off and on) to be exact.  As I wrap...

Selling International Developments: Possible profit center for REALTORS®?

                The recovering U.S. real estate market, strengthening dollar, and continued baby boomer retirement has brought an old niche international market segment back into focus: international developments. Back in the late 1990s...

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...

What Does the New Year Hold for Global Real Estate?

by Jeff Hornberger, Director, Global Alliances, National Association of REALTORS® Happy New Year!  I am sure that December was a busy month wrapping up your business and celebrating the holidays. As a globally oriented real estate professional, surely you’ve kept...
January 13, 2015

NAR Staff Veteran Finds Immediate Benefit in CIPS Designation

by Jan Hope, Vice President, NAR Commercial & Global Services I serve as Vice President of the Commercial & Global Services department at NAR.  The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) program resides in my area so it was natural...
January 9, 2015

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...

Characteristics of Foreign Buyers

Each country differs in language, religion, ethnic and racial identity – even distinctive culinary tastes. Business practices are no exception. The countries or cultures you choose to focus on will largely determine what characteristics you need to pay close...

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...

Didn’t Make it to New Orleans? Follow Along at ConferenceLive!

Sitting here in New Orleans, I’m just waiting for 17,000 of my closest REALTOR® friends to arrive for the learning, networking and FUN that awaits (And all the great food…)! If you aren’t joining us this year, we will...
November 6, 2014