How to cash in on the $7B of foreign buyer commission coming to the US

Last year alone, foreign buyers put more than $7 billion in commission into the pockets of U.S. agents. Here are five tips from top agents to help you learn how to increase your share of that income.

ListGlobally brings worldwide portal marketing to the US

ListGlobally, a global hub for real estate listings considered the world’s largest online source for available residential properties, is now operating in the U.S.

Trump’s tax bill: Bad for Americans, good for foreign buyers?

Elements of the U.S. House and the Senate’s proposed new tax policies might make purchasing a home more expensive for Americans but cheaper for foreign homebuyers …

Podcast: 4 financing routes for international real estate buyers

Have you been wondering if foreign buyers of U.S. real estate could be your local real estate market niche? Entrepreneur, investor and founder of RSN Property Group Reed Goossens found that to be the case after immigrating to the United States from Aus…

Forget kitchens and baths: 4 things I learned about real estate in Asia

The U.S., and New York especially, are considered a safe hedge for global currencies around the world, especially if the originating country has strict tax laws, cashflow crackdowns, political turmoil or a perfect storm of all three! …

Why real estate ‘how to’ articles are your secret sauce for SEO

Have you ever looked at which pages on your website show higher on search engines than the other pages? I tried it for my professional site, English-and-Russian.com (translation and marketing to foreign — Russian — buyers of international real estate…

Working with international homebuyers

Los Angeles is a known hotspot for international homebuyers, but how do you connect with someone who lives in a different country? In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates talks about working with international buyers and how to build relatio…

2016 retrospective: The year of global luxury real estate

As we move into autumn and head toward the last quarter of the year, let’s look back at the state of global luxury real estate in 2016. What defined high-end property in recent months? Can we take away valuable insight from observing the performance of…

Dual agency case heads to California’s highest court

If a buyer and seller in a real estate transaction are each represented by separate agents from the same brokerage, do those agents owe a fiduciary duty to both buyer and seller? The California Supreme Court may soon decide that question for the more t…

Foreign homebuyers spending less on US real estate, report says

Foreign investment of U.S. real estate is slowing, but not all markets are created equally.

According to the recent 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate from the National Association of Realtors, slow economic growth …