Legal Archive

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

Relaunch of Realtor.com/International Expands Options for Listings Exposure

Realtor.com® made some exciting announcements in Orlando at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo yesterday. Five years ago, they launched the realtor.com/international web site with about 800,000 listings from 11 countries, with translation, currency conversion, and measurement unit conversion features....

2016 NAHREP Convention: Expanding Business to the Latino Mega-Market

In September, I traveled to Los Angeles, CA to attend the 2016 National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Convention. This event encompassed two days of networking, education, and above all, celebration of Hispanic culture, particularly within the...
October 25, 2016

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

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

Lawful Targeting: Marketing to Foreign Buyers Without Breaking the Law

It’s a well-established marketing principle that narrowing the segment of prospective customers you want to attract lets you create a more effective targeted message and ultimately yields you a better bottom line. But the Fair Housing Act says it’s...

realtor.com® International: Expanding Your Global Reach

What if I told you there was a tool that could help your listings get viewed dozens or perhaps even hundreds of times by potential buyers in countries all over the world — in their own native language? What...
September 3, 2013