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Online Property Portals Around the World

Just like buyers in the U.S., buyers across the world tend to begin their search for the perfect home online. However, in many cases these buyers are in countries that might not use the same listing websites commonly used...

New Realtor.com® Reports Reveal International Buyer Interest

Realtor.com has made it easier to find out how attractive your metro area is to international buyers. At last week’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., new interactive maps were unveiled, which will offer more comprehensive reporting...
May 16, 2016

Network With The Best of Them

We are just days away from the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, and many of you might be asking yourself how can you best make use of your time at the event (or any other). Aside from the...

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...

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Water

This blog is the third in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Part 2

This blog is the second in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

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

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...

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

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...