overseas buyers Archive

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

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...

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...

Build your Global Team

If you are going to “go global” with your real estate business, know that you cannot do it solo. While every real estate transaction presents its own set of challenges, working with international clients often increases the odds of...

Do Your Homework!

Do your homework! NAR’s State by State International Business Reports We’ve all heard the age-old proverb, knowledge is power. Whether you are a politician, a fisherman, or a real estate professional, no matter the occupation, this adage offers sage...

7 Tips for Managing International Transactions

Getting all of the necessary pieces in place for any real estate deal in today’s risk-averse housing finance environment can be a complicated affair. And when you add an international component to a transaction that requires financing, you increase...