International Clients Archive

Don’t Get Lost in Translation

We recently shared an article on the NAR Global Facebook and Twitter pages about a new earpiece that can translate languages in real-time, and it got us thinking. -What if a REALTOR® tried using this device or a similar...
August 7, 2017

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

Tips for Spotting Global Money Laundering Schemes

The business of global real estate is changing every day as overseas investments continue to grow and political tides rise and fall. Savvy investors do their best to stay ahead of the game and purchase properties in economies with...
January 25, 2017

5 Tips for Selling to Foreign Buyers This Holiday

Christmas. Kwanzaa. Hanukkah. Festivus. -Whatever holiday you celebrate this time each year, it’s important to be aware and sensitive to other holidays celebrated, especially when dealing with international clients. Selling a home during the holidays can be a challenge...
December 12, 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...

Leveraging Your Social Networks for more Global Opportunities

Many REALTORS® think that the best way to leverage your social media accounts is by posting their listings and walking away. Whether or not you do this may depend on your style, but there are more effective ways to...
October 17, 2016

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

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

How One Agent Adjusted His Business to Attract International Clientele

A phrase I often use to describe global business is that it’s not a niche, it’s a mindset. International activity is ubiquitous – in markets of all sizes, in commercial as well as residential real estate, in countries all...