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.

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.

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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Global Perspectives

Cover of April 2017 Global Perspectives

Read the latest issue, which covers different types of commercial real estate and the groups with which commercial practitioners are affiliated.

Local Market Assessments

Cover of the Region XI Local Market Assessment

These state-level case studies can help you learn to identify and cultivate global business, which is a growing real estate specialty in the U.S.

International Home Buying

2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate report cover

The annual Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate looks at the countries of origin for foreign home buyers and how these buyers are working with REALTORS®. Free with member login, or purchase in the REALTOR® Store.

Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends

Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends 2017 Cover

Most REALTORS® who specialize in commercial real estate managed investment deals averaging less than $2.5 million per deal. Read the report.

People-to-people relationships are an important element of success for any real estate professional, but are absolutely critical for global agents. You will rely on your network for many things: to generate and share business opportunities, to continue expanding your knowledge, and to support you and your clients in completing sometimes-complex real estate transactions.
The very first step in laying the foundation for global business success is a robust online presence. Here’s how to make sure people will find you—and will form a favorable impression.