International Real Estate Archive

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...

Foreign Investment in US Jumps 49% to Record $153 Billion

If you’re already involved in global real estate, here’s reason to celebrate: Foreign investment in residential U.S. real estate has skyrocketed up to $153 billion, according to the newly released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real...

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...

FIRPTA Changes You Need to Know

When foreign owners of real estate go to sell, are they taxed the same way a U.S. citizen is? Not exactly, but as a result of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), buyers of such property...
April 26, 2017

Currency Fluctuations and Your Business

Global business requires moving money across markets with drastically different economies. It can be an intimidating component of global transactions, but there are resources to help! Although you should always refer your clients to a reputable bank and/or money...

Helpful Resources for Global Experts

Global experts know the first step in developing a successful global business strategy is to conduct research. This research should help pinpoint the global buyers that are coming to your area and what is drawing them there. Finding reliable...

Tips for Spotting Global Money Laundering Schemes

The business of global real estate is changing every day as overseas investments continue to grow and political tides rise and fall. Savvy investors do their best to stay ahead of the game and purchase properties in economies with...
January 25, 2017