CIPS Archive

Leveraging Your Social Networks for more Global Opportunities

Many REALTORS® think that the best way to leverage your social media accounts is by posting their listings and walking away. Whether or not you do this may depend on your style, but there are more effective ways to...
October 17, 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

Planning Your Trip to the REALTORS® Conference and Expo with a “Global Mindset”

We have talked about the importance of having a global mindset time and time again. Part of shifting your mindset to global means actively planning for more international business. A large portion of this clientele is built by networking...
September 20, 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...

REALTORS® Association of Jamaica: Celebrating History and Envisioning the Future

During the week of June 6, 2016, The Realtors® Association of Jamaica (RAJ) celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Led by President Edwin Wint, the RAJ is a bi-lateral partner of NAR with over 900 members – all of which are...

Why Does Miami “Speak” to Latin Buyers?

NAR’s 2015 Profile of International Home Buyers in Miami found that from September 2014-August 2015 foreign buyers purchased approximately 10,600 residential properties worth $6.1 billion in the Miami area. Out of the 1,900+ REALTORS® surveyed, international sales accounted for 36 percent...

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

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...

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

Are You the Next International REALTOR® of the Year?

Q&A with Howard Johnson Jr., 2014 International REALTOR® of the Year We’re looking for the next International REALTOR® of the Year*. Is it you, or someone you know? One distinguished member of the International REALTOR® community, who has gone...