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The February 2011 edition of Global Perspectives outlines the six steps REALTORS® can take to become a global agent -- and thus gain a share of the $66 billion dollars that foreign buyers invested in U.S. residential properties last year. The issue also highlights the resources NAR offers these global agents and the easiest ways to get involved in multicultural real estate.
In This Issue
While developing an international component to your business may sound appealing or intriguing, many agents quickly cast off the idea, thinking it isn’t really pertinent to them, or they assume that global business is too complicated or difficult to tackle, asking, "Where would I even begin?" This issue of Global Perspectives takes direct aim at that question.
Sometimes developing a global component to your real estate practice can feel like a “where do I start” proposition. There are, however, many ways to get involved, which is typically the best way to jumpstart your efforts.
If you are just beginning to navigate the supporting structure around NAR’s global business activities, you’re undoubtedly encountering many new terms. Following are the most important components, collectively called NAR’s Global Alliances—a network of relationships all aimed at helping members tap the global marketplace.