foreign buyers Archive

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...

How One Listing Launched a City to the Top

What’s in a listing?  Turns out, one listing can make a world of difference! Our colleagues at Move, Inc., who manage realtor.com/international, track the international traffic to the site. Their data is quite helpful in deciphering which countries are...

Standing Out in the Real Estate Crowd

Last week I had the honor of speaking at the Region XI conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What an event, put on primarily by Cathy Colvin, 2018 Region XI Vice President; and my NAR colleague, Nobu Hata. The beauty...
April 18, 2018

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

Get Started in Commercial Real Estate

Last year, foreign buyers spent over $200 billion on U.S. properties in markets of all sizes, and in all 50 states. These deals were both residential and commercial transactions. A great way newly licensed agents and/or residential agents can...
December 19, 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...

NAR: Making a World of Difference

by Alejandro Escudero, Manager of Global Alliances and Business Development National Association of REALTORS® Colombia. A global success story. The NAR Global mission is “to render the global real estate markets accessible, profitable and ethical for REALTORS® to conduct...

What does the “R” Mean Overseas?

Francisco Angulo, 2016 Global Business & Alliances Chair & Tom Salomone, 2016 NAR President, along with representatives from NAR’s partnering countries during the flag ceremony at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.  You guessed it…REALTOR®! Although...
September 27, 2017