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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

Helping Snowbirds Fly Overseas

It’s almost that time of the year again. There’s a chill in the air and chili in the crock pot. The leaves turn orange as holiday décor begins popping up in stores. We all know what’s coming. -Winter. And...

Why Does Miami “Speak” to Latin Buyers?

NAR’s 2015 Profile of International Home Buyers in Miami found that from September 2014-August 2015 foreign buyers purchased approximately 10,600 residential properties worth $6.1 billion in the Miami area. Out of the 1,900+ REALTORS® surveyed, international sales accounted for 36 percent...

Recognizing High and Low Context Cultures

Did you know that showing the soles of your shoes is taboo in some cultures? Did you realize that simple slip ups such as this can cost you a deal? As an international REALTOR® you deal with a wide...

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Part 2

This blog is the second in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

International Retirement Hot Spots and Emerging Markets

CIPS designees receive a printed, mailed version of the Global Perspectives newsletter as a member benefit. Past issues are made public on realtor.org within 2 months of publication. This blog post is based on the December 2013 issue covering...

Small Sale, Big Results: High-Quality Service for All Transactions

How positive are the experiences you provide your international clients, even the seemingly small-time purchases? I just attended the Texas Association of REALTORS® Conference in Dallas (a top-notch event, by the way). While I was there, a member shared...
September 14, 2013