Guiding Buyers Beyond Your Borders

Buyers often dream of owning property abroad. Maybe it's the lure of exotic lands, a carefree retirement, or simply a smart investment. Regardless of their motives, most buyers lack experience in navigating foreign waters. Nor do they realize how choppy those waters can be. That's where you come in.

This issue of Global Perspectives includes several tools to help them on their journey. You'll find topics you may want to share with clients discussing the benefits of international property ownership, as well as a list of key issues they should consider for steering the best course.

You'll also find new research on which destinations are most popular among U.S. buyers conducting online property searches. Finally, take a look at how currency markets continue to play a pivotal role in the relative strength or weakness of various property markets.

If you're helping buyers investigate an international destination for retirement, vacations, investment, or any other buyers wading into the waters of overseas ownership, lean on these tips and resources—and your CIPS Network—to demonstrate the benefits of working with a true international property specialist.

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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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