Certified International Property Specilalist Archive

Global Tech Series Part 2 – The International REALTORS® Tech Toolbox

Intro to Global Tech Series by Craig Grant, President, EasyRealtySites and The Real Estate Technology Institute A recent study from the National Association of REALTORS® estimates that in 2018, foreign buyers spent over $120 billion in U.S. residential real estate...
November 26, 2018

New Resource: Business Practices Around the World

We are thrilled to announce a new resource, Real Estate Practices Around the World, available at nar.realtor/global/real-estate-practices-around-the-world. Countries who share borders or even some customs might seem so similar, it’s expected the real estate process works the same way....
November 16, 2018

NAR’s Newest Partners and the Opportunities Within

The National Association of REALTORS® is not just a national entity – its presence and influence around the world make it a very international organization. Its reach is vast, and helps U.S. REALTORS® in ways you might not even...
November 2, 2018

Ready, Set, Boston! Global Events at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo

We hope you will be joining us later this week as we head to Boston – the home of the newly crowned World Series Champion Red Sox! Congrats to all of our followers in Beantown. This will present some...
October 30, 2018

Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Down, but not out

New report from NAR shows inventory shortage, rising prices are impacting sales to foreign buyers  Foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate dropped to $121 billion last year, down 21% from the year prior. In a market with tight...

Keeping an Eye on Currency

The state of the global economy is constantly changing. Markets fluctuate within the blink of an eye, bringing currency values around the world with them. These changes matter whether they are big or small. Even a seemingly minor change...
February 6, 2018

Americans Moving Overseas. –How to prepare.

Thanks to our many resources, you probably have a good idea who is buying up property in the United States. However, have you considered looking at the countries Americans are moving to? The U.S. State Department estimated that 9...

Going Global in 2018

It’s never too early or late to amplify your client base and referral partners by going global. Is your New Year’s resolution to go global this year? Here’s a short checklist to help you get started: Earn your CIPS...
January 2, 2018

Breaking Barriers: Overcome Challenges in International Real Estate

If international real estate was easy, everyone would be doing it! It is a challenging discipline, but those who are committed stand to gain a lot – from strong business contacts, to a new view on the world and...
December 12, 2017

Turning Tourists into Locals

According to research from the U.S. Travel Association (USTA), the U.S. tourism industry can look forward to more foreign visitors in 2018. It’s estimated that 76.9 million foreigners will visit the U.S. in the coming year. The USTA also...