Co-Marketing Developments Abroad

Date: June 30, 2015

Learn about different avenues you can pursue when working with International developers, as well as numerous issues that should be factored into the equation. In addition to content from the latest Global Perspectives, the presenter will also share 15 Massive Mistakes People Make Buying Property Overseas and the 3 Simple Steps to Avoid Them. The webinar is presented Mike Cobb. Mike is an 11-year expat living in Central America and is the Chairman and CEO of ECI Development, which operates in Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. He has spoken at hundreds of international conferences about real estate financing and development. He has acted as a consultant to The Oxford Club and gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America.

Cross-Border Migration

April 7, 2015

The webinar focuses on trends and patterns in cross-border migration. Learn how to spot immigration opportunities in your market place by knowing the top resources to tap into.
Mr. Jared Leung an attorney practicing in the area of immigration law, will present the webinar. He has extensive experience in business immigration matters, such as immigrant and non-immigrant petition processing at USCIS, visa applications at U.S. embassies and consulates, and PERM applications with the Department of Labor.

Emerging Real Estate Markets

January 22, 2015

This webinar focuses on the factors driving emerging market investments in Africa, South America, and Asia. Get an inside look at which markets appear most promising.  The webinar is presented by Mr. Howie Gelbtuch, a principal with Greenwich Realty Advisors Incorporated, a small, New York-based internationally-oriented valuation and consulting firm. Howie has valued properties throughout the Americas, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Africa.

Global Business Challenge: Building the Best Real Estate Website

Date: October 10, 2014

Your online presence could be making – or costing – you money, even while you sleep! Make sure you are employing the best techniques on your web site to get noticed across time zones. NAR’s Director of Digital Engagement, Nobu Hata, will present best practices and actionable tips for you to enhance your online presence.

CIPS—Financing Considerations for Overseas Buyers

Date: July 22, 2014

Mortgage financing tends to be one of the most commonly cited problems for international clients purchasing in the United States due to a lack of a U.S. based credit history, lack of a Social Security number, difficulties in documenting mortgage requirements and financial profiles that differ from those normally received by financial institutions from domestic residents. This webinar looks at the foreign national mortgage market for U.S. properties from an agent's point of view. We had the pleasure of having Claire Killen, CIPS, as our presenter for this webinar. Claire gave us the unique perspective not only as an agent, but as a foreign real estate purchaser herself as she and her husband immigrated to the US 15 years ago from Ireland and went through the process of buying a first-time home. Find out what lending programs are now available for overseas buyers, and ways you can help find the right mortgage for your foreign clients.

CIPS—Making the most of your designation

Date: June 12, 2014

Whether you are a new designee or a seasoned veteran, earning the CIPS Designation is a significant achievement that requires commitment and dedication to maintain. The designation is a powerful tool when building (or expanding) your global business. You have completed the first step by earning it, the next step is to make it work for you!

This webinar will provide a roadmap for new designees and a refresher for veterans. You will learn what resources and benefits are available to you from the CIPS designation, as well as how to leverage your CIPS network for referral and partnership opportunities.

This webinar was presented by Mallina Wilson, CIPS and Katie Stouffs Grimes, NAR's Director of Global Marketing and Business Development.

Competing for Investors on a Global Scale- Investment Visas

Date: March 27, 2014

Many nations have structured visa programs to attract capital for targeted economic growth. The US uses its EB-5 investment visa to fund projects that create American jobs.

This webinar looks at investment visas, initially examining U.S.'s EB-5 and similar programs around the world.

Mr. Jared Leung, an immigration attorney with Fennemore Craig, Phoenix, AZ, facilitates the presentation.Fennemore Craig, Phoenix, AZ, facilitates the presentation.

Finding Business Opportunities With Overseas Retirees

Date: January 28, 2014

Retirees settling abroad are predicted to be one of the fastest growing segments in the overseas property market. Learn how to capture this market to expand your global business, find out ways in which developers and countries are courting retirees, and learn the top international retirement locations.

This webinar was hosted by Linda Neil, a CIPS Instructor who resides in Mexico and is one of Mexico´s foremost real estate experts and is internationally renowned as a speaker and educator.

Grow Your Business with International University Students

Date: September 24, 2013

Universities and colleges across the United States and around the world are reaching out beyond their borders, hoping to include substantial numbers of foreign students into their incoming class. Higher education has become a global pursuit. Dr. Mark Levine, Professor at the University of Denver and CIPS Instructor, presents, and will help you learn and understand the growing importance of international students.

International Investment Hotspots

Date: July 30, 2013

The U.S. has traditionally been a hot spot for global real estate investments, but international buyers also consider other destinations. What are some of these investor hotspots? How do they compare to the U.S.? What parameters do investors examine? Where can you find data to facilitate comparisons? David Lauster, Directorate of Planning and Real Estate for the U.S. State Department-Overseas Buildings Operations, will lend his vast experience to help answer your questions about global real estate investment.

Turn Your Online Presence Into a Global Business Magnet

Date: May 29, 2013

NAR's Director of Digital Engagement, Nobu Hata, hosted a dynamic webinar that will walk you through tips and techniques on how to build your web site, blog, and social networks to attract international clients and boost your business.

Earned Your CIPS? What's Next?

Date: January 18, 2013

CIPS Advisory Board Chairman Zola Szerencses put together a fantastic presentation on how to leverage the CIPS designation to enhance your marketability and increase your presence in the global real estate market. The webinar covers: what CIPS member benefits are available to you, how to utilize these benefits to increase your business, and how to tap into the CIPS network.

Using Feng Shui To Market to International Clients

Date: September 26, 2012
The importance of Feng Shui in both commercial and residential real estate has expanded beyond the borders of China. It is used to discern the most auspicious location, orientation and design of a property in relationship to the people and surrounding environment.

This presentation, delivered by CIPS Instructor Tamara Tyrbouslu, from Las Vegas, NV, will give you an understanding of the key principles of Feng Shui.

Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Sales & Marketing

Date: March 15, 2012
Would you like to increase sales internationally? Understanding global business practices and social customs can make the difference. Learn how Russian, Chinese, Canadian, German, and other prospects view the USA—and what motivates them to buy. Get competitive! Eliminate costly cultural mistakes!

In this webinar, you’ll hear the latest research from Terri Morrison, co-author of the new edition of Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Sales & Marketing.

Managing Currency Exchange Risks for Your Clients

Date: December 17, 2010
Description: The relative weakness of the U.S. dollar against other currencies is one of the main reasons foreign nationals buy in the U.S. as opposed to other countries. Although this means people can buy a lot more house, there are inherent risks which both you and your clients need to be aware of in order to avoid issues with the transaction.

Power Prospecting and Renewing International Referrals

Date: October 13, 2010
Description: Work smart at building relationships online by creating a systematic approach for finding the right people who can connect you with international real estate transactions and referrals. Sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube, and SlideShare will mine the vein of motivated home buyers and sellers to capitalize on social media communications.