Immigration Spells Opportunity

Throughout history, people have left their home country in search of a better life. In today’s world, however, they can travel farther more easily than ever before. They can also rely on technology to remain in close contact with loved ones back home—often encouraging others to follow in their footsteps.

This issue of Global Perspectives examines various trends and patterns in cross-border migration. As home to more immigrants than any other nation, the United States figures largely in this story. Substantial flows of foreign-born people have settled in communities across the U.S., including many not-so-obvious destinations.

Beyond the U.S., you’ll also find interesting and significant immigration trends in many other countries. Global agents attuned to these flows will find no shortage of opportunities to connect with various ethnic groups, establishing significant and rewarding cross-cultural ties that eventually lead to assistance in their real estate needs.

To support your efforts, this issue includes many key facts on cross-border migrations in the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.

Additionally, you’ll discover specific resources and tactics for researching global opportunities to grow your real estate practice in your local market. Ultimately, an agent’s ability to cultivate global business begins with knowing where to find it, and numerous tools are readily available online that can jumpstart your research. While we know that there are other geo-political issues impacting immigration, for the purpose of this publication we will focus on the business opportunities immigration presents. Read on to learn ways to use them!

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