How to boost your value proposition internationally

Agents who are immersed in the luxury space work hard to build a database of international agents. Unfortunately, very few of us share enough information about our market with this database — and without that information about our locale, the listings we share are essentially useless.

How an agent is using her Asian roots to serve international buyers

Lake Oswego, Oregon-based agent Josephine Tang was the very first recruit on Sotheby’s International Realty’s Asia desk — a unit of indie brokers fluent in the foreign languages, logistics and customs essential for transacting with international homeb…

The one app you need to help you sell to Chinese buyers

It’s called WeChat, and it’s available for free. Here’s why agents hoping to sell to Chinese buyers should consider putting it on their business cards …

US education attracts Chinese buyers, study finds

Chinese buyers have been at the center of many international real estate conversations the past few years. Although this demographic’s U.S. residential real estate investment is expected to slightly drop this year, that isn’t stopping real estate profe…

Strengthening U.S. dollar constricting foreign homebuyer affordability: Zillow

U.S. homes are now even more expensive for foreign buyers, who tend to purchase homes that are in the $300,000 and above bracket and pay all-cash. Today a Chinese buyer would spend $2,015,670 yuan for a $300,000 home versus $1,814,103 yuan for the same priced home in …

Chinese and Canadians are top foreign investors in U.S. real estate

Foreign buyers and recent immigrants have spent a record-breaking $150.3 billion on U.S. residential real estate, and that only accounts for purchases made from April 2016 to March …

Chinese real estate investment in US predicted to drop in 2017, according to Juwai.com

Juwai.com says it expects U.S. investment to drop in 2017 because of Chinese restrictions on the transfer of capital overseas, foreign buyer restrictions and taxes in some key markets, and predictions the Chinese economy will slow down in the coming ye…

Concierge Auctions expands reach to China

Real estate auction company Concierge Auctions is expanding its reach to China, a response to the increasing participation from Chinese buyers during auctions based elsewhere …

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to target Chinese buyers via Juwai.com

Juwai.com has teamed up with another U.S.-based brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS), to syndicate all of BHHS franchises’ residential listings …

3 truths to improve your standing with Chinese homebuyers

Agents all over the world are increasingly looking to sell their condos, houses and new projects to Asian investors. And this is for a good reason — the Asian buyer’s market is large and growing fast …