foreign buyers Archive

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...

FIRPTA Rate Increase: Explained

As an international real estate professional, it is important to understand the transactional nuances that foreign investors will face when buying property in the United States. Not all countries require title insurance, for example. Many don’t have buyer’s agency....

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...

It’s More Fun (and Promising) in the Philippines

Much is made of growing Asian economies, particularly China. But there is a quietly emerging market on the horizon, one that isn’t making the headlines quite like China but still offers substantial opportunity for real estate agents. The bubbly...

Working with Chinese Buyers can be Profitable…If You Know What You’re Doing

The National Association of REALTORS® recently released the 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity.  If you are interested in growing your global business, and you haven’t already reviewed this report, download it today. Included is a tremendous amount...

Gain a Greater Understanding of Global Clients

When trying to successfully navigate real estate transactions with clients from overseas, it’s critical to make an effort to connect with them on a cultural level. That was the message shared by Tim Hur, a REALTOR® and 2014 chair...

Overcome Global Barriers

Overcome the Barriers that Stand between You, Your Client, and the Closing Table Real Estate professionals know that every real estate transaction is unique, each with its own complexity. However, professionals that work with global clients know that international...