Introducing New Must-Have Global Resource for REALTORS®

NAR PULSE—Created with input from hundreds of NAR members, including those who are AHWD® or CIPS Designees, The Little Purple Book: International Rules to Live By for REALTORS® is the perfect tool for your new or seasoned members. Filled with 93 tips, philosophies and dos and don’ts, this guide is perfect for REALTORS® looking to […]

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Apartment purchased with Ethereum raises hopes, questions

The first-ever property purchase to occur through Propy — an international real estate startup founded around the digital currency Ethereum — took place earlier this week, according to various outlets. But it has received mixed reactions reactions fr…

Foreign Investment in U.S. Jumps 49 Percent to Record $153 Billion

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). If you’re already involved in global real estate, here’s reason to celebrate: Foreign investment in residential U.S. real estate has skyrocketed up to $153 billion, according to the 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. The new survey high indicates […]

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Global Rundown: A Look at Housing Overseas

Housing in the U.S. and in markets abroad is categorically intertwined, with conditions globally mirroring those happening at home: climbing prices, dwindling stock, and an outpouring of demand. A series of reports recently released by Engel & Völkers highlight those similarities, as well as unique dynamics, of five international housing markets: Barcelona “Even though the […]

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Ask the Expert: How Do Global Clients Differ From Domestic Clients?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Cindy Fauth, global marketing manager for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Q: How do global clients differ from domestic clients? A: Working with global clients brings a unique set of challenges that real estate professionals working with domestic buyers don’t typically worry about. From establishing creditworthiness for financing […]

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Global Pros Shaping an Industry

Today’s real estate industry is more global than ever. No surprise there; we all know that. But if you look more closely at global real estate, you’ll find a lot more going on than just home sales and purchases. In countries around the world, real estate is becoming more refined, transparent and professional. This transformation […]

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Post-Brexit, fewer Brits seem to be searching for homes internationally

Last fall, Inman reported that annual growth in realtor.com’s international listing views from potential buyers in the U.K. “dropped sharply in July, the month after Brexit.” And the downward trend continued in August …

Why Global Matters: Looking Beyond Borders Integral to LeadingRE’s Growth

That timeless belief, “all real estate is local,” is so ingrained in the minds of most practitioners that eyes often glaze over when the topic of global real estate is brought up. But Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has been taking an alternative view since the early 2000s, when it actively began expanding […]

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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…

PropTiger and Housing.com merge in India

Two of India’s leading real estate providers announced that they would merge to become the largest online real estate services company in the country. PropTiger and Housing.com will merge, and Dhruv Agarwala, co-founder and CEO of PropTiger, will serve as CEO of the joint entity …