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The CIPS designation coursework provides a solid foundation. But as your global opportunities expand, these resources can help you build expertise in particular markets.

Real Estate Practices Around the World

With the help of its Cooperating Association partners, NAR has compiled general guidelines on real estate practices in nearly 50 countries. It's an excellent way to learn the fundamental differences between your market and another system.


Global Ambassador Program

NAR has built robust alliances with over 100 real estate organizations. Called Cooperating Associations, these bi-lateral partner organizations include national real estate associations and educational providers.

NAR's Global Ambassadors are leading real estate practitioners who serve as NAR's official liaisons to the Cooperating Associations. With a deep understanding of multicultural issues and NAR initiatives, they are vital to connecting NAR and its members to other real estate markets and vice versa.

If you need help tracking down trusted experts in another country, turn to the appropriate Global Ambassador. They can help introduce you to critical real estate players around the world.

How to find a Global Ambassador?

Use the Global Alliances Directory to identify Global Ambassadors and Cooperating Associations.


Need Other Assistance?

For further questions about NAR Global's international real estate activities and member support, contact

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About Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives in Real Estate is a resource for global professionals, aimed at helping them globalize their local markets. Produced bi-monthly, this newsletter serves as a how-to guide and is full of useful and actionable tips. A free subscription is given to all Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) designees.

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