international real estate Archive

Strengthening the Real Estate Market in Serbia: How You Can Help

One of NAR’s Strategic Partners is the International Real Property Foundation– simply known as the IRPF.  This independent, nonprofit, and public purpose 501c(3) Foundation has a long history of helping to create real property markets needed for strong democracies...

How Many Real Estate Professionals Exist Worldwide ?

by Jeff Hornberger, Director, Global Alliances, National Association of REALTORS® This question comes up frequently in our line of work.  In the United States, the answer is simple: we know there are about 2 million people holding real estate...

What Does the New Year Hold for Global Real Estate?

by Jeff Hornberger, Director, Global Alliances, National Association of REALTORS® Happy New Year!  I am sure that December was a busy month wrapping up your business and celebrating the holidays. As a globally oriented real estate professional, surely you’ve kept...
January 13, 2015

NAR Staff Veteran Finds Immediate Benefit in CIPS Designation

by Jan Hope, Vice President, NAR Commercial & Global Services I serve as Vice President of the Commercial & Global Services department at NAR.  The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) program resides in my area so it was natural...
January 9, 2015

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...

Characteristics of Foreign Buyers

Each country differs in language, religion, ethnic and racial identity – even distinctive culinary tastes. Business practices are no exception. The countries or cultures you choose to focus on will largely determine what characteristics you need to pay close...

Is Spain Poised to be an International Real Estate Hotspot Again?

by Santiago Herreros de Tejada, Corporate Director of Grupo Sociedad de Tasación (ST) In the period 1999-2007 Spain experienced a real estate boom, coupled with strong international investment and a high rate of new construction, with more than 450,000 built...

International Business, from Sea to Shining Sea

From the mountains, to the prairies…to the oceans white with foam – international buyers are here! The newly released State-by-State International Business Reports have just been released by NAR, and they prove that foreign investment is taking place in...
November 3, 2014

5 Myths About International Real Estate

International business can seem like a daunting venture. From language to culture to business practices, the potential complications are enough to make a seasoned real estate professional hand a foreign client to “someone more international.” But why hand that...

If You Were to Win the Lottery, Where in the World Would You Buy Your Dream Home?

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at $40 million dollars, a cash payout value of $24.4 million. While the windfall has been higher at times, who wouldn’t be ecstatic walking away with this hefty payout? (I, for one, could certainly...