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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Global Perspectives: Overseas Retirement

Cover of the April 2018 issue of Global Perspectives: Overseas Retirement

This issue provides a framework for incorporating the niche of cross-border retirement into your business plan.

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.

Investor money chases opportunity all over the globe, into markets that can be characterized as holding appeal on a country-wide basis, while other markets attract capital into specific cities and geographic areas that represent micro-opportunities for investment. Here are five major destinations that are pulling investor interest now, plus several up-and-coming markets worth watching.

Is the prospect of a great return what drives all investors? When the investment is real estate, this is certainly one important factor, but far from the complete story. Like other major life decisions, people enter real estate transactions with their own unique set of needs and wants. Here are some of the major factors driving today’s global transactions.

Money has always found its way into real estate, but today’s investors don’t necessarily limit themselves to considering properties in their city, their state or even their country. They also look across borders when searching for investment property that meets their needs.

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Check out social coverage, follow featured members, and get news and buzz from the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.