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How One Agent Adjusted His Business to Attract International Clientele

A phrase I often use to describe global business is that it’s not a niche, it’s a mindset. International activity is ubiquitous – in markets of all sizes, in commercial as well as residential real estate, in countries all...

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...

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...

Israel: Transforming Desert into Garden and Making Business Bloom

Last month, I had the privilege, along with President’s Liaison Sari Kingsley and Regional Coordinator For Western Europe Barbara Schmerzler, of leading the first-ever National Association of REALTORS® official delegation to Israel, a burgeoning real estate market enhanced by...
March 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...
January 6, 2015

A Small Change Can Equate to a Big Impact

You don’t have to be a news junkie to know that there is a lot going on in the world right now. Major stories are emerging from locations all around the globe… the Ebola crisis in West Africa, conflict...

Working with Chinese Buyers can be Profitable…If You Know What You’re Doing

The National Association of REALTORS® recently released the 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity.  If you are interested in growing your global business, and you haven’t already reviewed this report, download it today. Included is a tremendous amount...
July 22, 2014

Brazilian Buyers And The World Cup

With the frenzy leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, now just days away from kickoff, all eyes are on Brazil. The media coverage is intense, with outlets from around the world speculating on Brazil’s preparedness. But the...
June 10, 2014

Building the NAR Brand Beyond Our Borders

By now, you probably know that NAR maintains partnerships with trade associations, franchises, and government agencies in 60 countries across the globe. What may not be as clear, however, is just how NAR designs and implements strategies to ensure...