Global Real Estate Archive

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

Marketing Yourself to the World

The task of starting your own marketing campaign can be daunting — especially on a global scale. One way to increase your cross-border business and build your global presence is to improve consumer awareness that you are a global...

Foreign Investment in US Jumps 49% to Record $153 Billion

If you’re already involved in global real estate, here’s reason to celebrate: Foreign investment in residential U.S. real estate has skyrocketed up to $153 billion, according to the newly released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real...

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...

NAR Wins Worldwide Trademark Award

NAR’s legal team works hard to protect the REALTOR® brand all over the world – and now they can add “award-winning” to their title! The World Trademark Review (WTR) recently awarded NAR’s Legal Affairs team as its 2016 not-for-profit...

Pre-Screening Homes for Good Feng Shui

The art of feng shui, or the idea that a home’s elements impact its overall appeal and energy, has gained popularity over the years as a means to “clear the clutter” from our environment. For many, clearing clutter, letting...

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

Currency Fluctuations and Your Business

Global business requires moving money across markets with drastically different economies. It can be an intimidating component of global transactions, but there are resources to help! Although you should always refer your clients to a reputable bank and/or money...

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...