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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...

REALTOR® Networks Can Help Grow Your Global Business

While NAR’s acronym stands for the National Association of REALTORS®, did you know that NAR is an international organization? Most U.S. members don’t realize that the power of the REALTOR® name and brand extends far beyond U.S. borders. In...

Are Your Clients Overpaying to Move Funds From Country to Country?

Buyers who are looking to purchase property in a country where they aren’t currently citizens or legal residents will almost certainly have to move funds into that country — and will have to pay a host of fees to...

You Don’t Have to Speak Another Language to be a Global Agent

  No hablo español!  我不会说中国话。 Et je ne parle pas français non plus.    No problem!   If you are concerned that you won’t find success as a global real estate practitioner because you don’t speak another language, think...

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...

Build your Global Team

If you are going to “go global” with your real estate business, know that you cannot do it solo. While every real estate transaction presents its own set of challenges, working with international clients often increases the odds of...

7 Tips for Managing International Transactions

Getting all of the necessary pieces in place for any real estate deal in today’s risk-averse housing finance environment can be a complicated affair. And when you add an international component to a transaction that requires financing, you increase...

3 Interesting Things I’ve Learned From the CIPS Institute (So Far)

One of the things to know about the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Institute is that there’s a lot of ground to cover. It features five full days of courses, with in-depth looks at global business, real estate practices...