NAR maintains formal relationships with more than 100 organized real estate associations around the world, giving REALTORS® confidence in working with professionals that abide by a code of ethics. These bilateral partnerships exist in 76 countries to help you establish business partnerships and referral opportunities.
Real Estate Practices Around the World – Educate yourself in the real estate practices of the countries you do business in, so you can best prepare your clients for the process.
Bilateral Partners – NAR forms relationships with more than 100 international organizations who share the same understanding of the real estate market, its developments, and short and long term goals to serve its respective members. This list of partners can include various types of organizations, from regional network associations and federations, to private industry alliances. NAR has these relationships in 76 countries.
Ambassador Associations – Think "Sister-City" program. This program links a foreign Cooperating Association with a U.S. state or local REALTOR® association. The Ambassador Association works closely with a Global Ambassador and Regional Coordinator to expand global business opportunities.
Global Ambassadors – NAR members appointed by the NAR President to serve as his or her liaison to each of NAR's foreign Cooperating Associations. Global Ambassadors are generally CIPS designees and, ideally, have some knowledge of the country's culture and language.
- Read an overview of the Global Ambassadors Program.
- Go to the Global Ambassadors' Directory.
Get Involved Locally – Global Business Councils
Local boards around the nation establish global or international councils/committees dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking for their members.