global buyers Archive

New Report: Foreign Buyers’ Interest in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Expected to Continue in 2017

NAR recently released the 2017 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends report that analyzes cross-border commercial real estate transactions made by REALTORS® during 2016. By surveying a sample of REALTORS® who specialize in commercial transactions, the report is able...

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

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...

NAR Global’s Top 10 Moments in 2016

As we wrap up another successful year here in NAR’s Global division, it’s time to reflect on our top highlights throughout the past 365 days. We accomplished a lot in 2016 and wanted to share with you our favorite...
December 22, 2016

Creating interactive marketing plans for cross-border business

by Nancy Macaluso, Portside Properties, Inc. and NAR President’s Liaison to South Africa  Hello All, To our surprise, my husband Tony and I were taking a break from work and turned on the television. Not much to watch, and...
December 2, 2016

Top 10 Takeaways From Global Day

Each year at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo we celebrate Global Day, a full day of internationally-geared education sessions and meetings. This year we had nearly 1,500 international attendees, many of whom helped pack the room full throughout Global...

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

Washington’s Booming Foreign Investment: What’s Their Secret?

Washington is home to America’s most iconic coffee company, champion sports teams, beautiful landscape, and such legendary landmarks as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Did you know it’s also home to one of the most popular cities...
June 29, 2016

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...