overseas buyers Archive

Americans Moving Overseas. –How to prepare.

Thanks to our many resources, you probably have a good idea who is buying up property in the United States. However, have you considered looking at the countries Americans are moving to? The U.S. State Department estimated that 9...

Get Started in Commercial Real Estate

Last year, foreign buyers spent over $200 billion on U.S. properties in markets of all sizes, and in all 50 states. These deals were both residential and commercial transactions. A great way newly licensed agents and/or residential agents can...
December 19, 2017

Breaking Barriers: Overcome Challenges in International Real Estate

If international real estate was easy, everyone would be doing it! It is a challenging discipline, but those who are committed stand to gain a lot – from strong business contacts, to a new view on the world and...
December 12, 2017

Turning Tourists into Locals

According to research from the U.S. Travel Association (USTA), the U.S. tourism industry can look forward to more foreign visitors in 2018. It’s estimated that 76.9 million foreigners will visit the U.S. in the coming year. The USTA also...

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...

Capitalizing on the Americas

Thanks to the wide variety of purchasing options, the Americas are full of opportunity when it comes to finding the right home. Out of the $153.0 billion of residential property purchased by foreign buyers last year, $28.3 billion came...
September 15, 2017

Win Over Foreign Clients With RPR®

Standing out to foreign buyers in a sea of REALTORS® can be challenging. With so many buyers moving from abroad it can be overwhelming to know the exact steps to proving you are a global expert, worthy of their...
August 25, 2017

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