International Real Estate Professionals

Find the information, education, and connections you need to thrive in the growing field of international real estate. NAR works to make the global real estate market accessible, profitable, and ethical for REALTORS®, and offers International REALTOR® Membership to real estate practitioners outside the U.S.

CIPS Designation

The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is for REALTORS® from the United States and abroad, as well as association staff and volunteer leaders who wish to develop or grow their international real estate business. It will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize your business.

AHWD Certification

The At Home With Diversity (AHWD) certification is designed to prepare REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers, with expertise that transcends cultural barriers.

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Reducing Risks

This issue of Global Perspectives helps CIPS designees face additional risk management considerations.

Local Market Assessments

These state-level case studies can help you learn to identify and cultivate global business, which is a growing real estate specialty in the...
Register for the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo from November 2–5 in Boston. Come meet up with fellow CIPS designees and make new contacts with over 1,300 international visitors from more than 60 countries, along with over 20,000 U.S. REALTORS® and guests!
The tools mentioned so far answer a variety of specific questions that you, or your clients, may ask about your market. However, instead of compiling data from various sources, wouldn't it be nice to have a resource that “rolls everything up” into a single, summarized report that also includes properties available for sale?
International business and investment includes countless opportunities for commercial and residential agents. Much of the "action" takes place via economic development agencies, bi-national chambers of commerce, and similar groups. Here are additional resources for identifying touch-points that could be driving global demand for real estate in your market.
This is the first question you should ask yourself. People cross borders for many reasons. Examine each of these avenues to get a complete picture of the global population in your market and to identify opportunities to support their real estate needs.

Young Professionals Network

YPN helps young real estate practitioners become more business savvy through networking events, communications, and sharing tips and tricks.