Certified International Property Specilalist Archive

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

Connecting NAR to the World With President’s Liaisons

If you follow NAR Global on social media or receive our emails you may have noticed that we are now accepting applications for next year’s President’s Liaisons. President’s Liaisons play a key role in maintaining NAR’s relationships with other...

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

New Report: Florida Still Top Destination for Foreign Buyers

Foreign buyers’ interest in Florida remains strong according to NAR’s 2016 Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity in Florida, a new report recently released by NAR’s research team. The report states that foreign buyers relocating to Florida accounted...
January 17, 2017

CIPS Provides Solution to Americans Looking to Buy Abroad

We talk a lot about helping international clients move to the United States, but outbound activity is on the rise and too important to ignore. According to the 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate approximately...

Secrets of Successful CIPS Designees

Some agents just seem to know the secret to success. The ones who say “I work in international real estate” – and their business truly reflects that statement. You’ve checked many of the same boxes that they have –...
December 8, 2016

Earning my CIPS in Canada

When I first joined the NAR Global team earlier this year I was thrilled to discover that NAR encourages staff to earn their CIPS designation. I was even more excited to learn I would be taking Global Real Estate:...
October 13, 2016

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...