This year in Global Perspectives, we’ve provided in-depth coverage on international hotspots, the thriving Brazilian real estate market, identifying opportunities through local colleges and universities, and tips for increasing your online presence. By renewing your CIPS membership, you will continue to receive the benefit of Global Perspectives and the subsequent webinars to learn practical tips and techniques for building your global business.
U.S. Rolls Out the International Red Carpet
Each November, the National Association of REALTORS® holds its largest annual gathering in a major U.S. city. This year, San Francisco plays host to 22,000 REALTORS® and guests from over 50 countries. The four-day REALTORS® Conference & Expo includes governance meetings, education sessions, a trade expo and many opportunities to network with NAR members and other real estate professionals. Additionally, special pre-conference activities are held two days earlier.
The real estate business may be about properties, but ultimately it’s about people. Making the right connections usually results in more business, a fact that’s even more true when you’re cultivating relationships that cross borders. To make those important inroads, you need to maximize your networking opportunities—understand where to meet the right people and how to best connect with them.
Realtors® are experts at leveraging technology to keep up with clients who increasingly use the internet in their home search. Over the past decade the technology and online tools that Realtors® use has evolved; a comparison of NAR’s 2003 Member Profile to the 2013 Member Profile proves just how much has changed.