Airbnb launches an ‘Office of Healthy Tourism’ in renewed PR push

The idea, according to the company, is to encourage tourism to lesser-known parts of the world while also making sure the influx of visitors benefits those communities.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announces expansion to Australia and New Zealand

The move into the Australia and New Zealand markets, where the Better Homes & Gardens media brand has been established for the past 40 years, was a natural choice. Better Homes & Gardens magazine alone is the most read magazine in Australia with 2.5 million readers.

Sotheby’s International expands to Sri Lanka

It is likely that SIR will announce franchise partnerships in Indonesia and in Bangkok, Thailand in the coming months, White told Inman. SIR is also opening an office in Shanghai in the second quarter this year, adding to its existing presence in Beiji…

Keller Williams continues South America expansion with new Argentina branch

Real estate mega franchise Keller Williams is continuing its expansion into South America with a new franchise in Argentina and new leadership in Colombia.

Why we’re about to see an influx of international investors

The U.S. is the largest market in the world in terms of international investment volume, and the number of transactions in the U.S. involving international buyers has increased in the past five years, with its share growing from 4.1 percent to 5 percent …

The history of expansion: How Airbnb is changing the global property market

Ten years ago, Brian Chesky and his flatmate Joe Gebbia could not afford the rent on their San Francisco apartment. To raise funds, they set up a website advertising their loft — complete with three air mattresses — to people looking for lodging …

Why Milan might be the new hot spot for affluent buyers

I spent much of last year with my Inman articles talking about global affluence, how the real estate process works in different countries and how valuable it is for U.S. luxury agents to understand what is happening around the world …

Is your real estate brokerage ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

In May, new data protection rules will come into play that will drastically change the way companies collect and process data about their customers, clients or prospects …

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices takes its first international step in Berlin

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has signed Berlin, Germany-based brokerage Rubina Real Estate as its first global franchisee, it announced this week …

Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum will be a blow to the construction industry

They would raise the price of everything from canned beer and soda to automobiles and housing, not least of all skyscrapers and multifamily buildings deeply reliant on heavy metals, housing experts told Inman …