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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2019 Global Year in Review

2019 was a banner year for NAR Global and its bilateral partner associations around the world.

2019 Global Year in Images

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2019 was a banner year for NAR Global, with new partners, expanded course offerings, and continued International REALTOR® Member program growth.

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...

Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives in Real Estate is a resource for global professionals that outlines how members can globalize their local market.

Going Global? Understand These Gestures

If you're working with international clients, make sure you understand what these gestures mean in each country, because it's not always the same.

Getting all of the necessary pieces in place for any real estate deal in today’s risk-averse housing finance environment can be a complicated affair. And when you add an international component to a transaction that requires financing, you increase the odds that something can go wrong.

At a Global Forum held during the California Association of REALTORS® Expo last week in Long Beach, a...

How positive are the experiences you provide your international clients, even the seemingly small-time purchases?

I just attended the Texas Association of REALTORS® Conference in Dallas (a top-notch event, by the way). While I was there, a member shared a story about an international client who called him, looking to sell a $10,000 parcel of land.  $10,000? This agent wasn’t going to...

Not so long ago, if you wanted to be a player in the international real estate arena, you had few options but to hop on an airplane and travel the world to meet potential clients and referral partners. This limited the playing field to those who could afford the price tag that comes with being a world traveler. But that was before the internet. And email. And more recently...social media....

Legal Action Program

Provides financial assistance to support litigation of significance to the real estate industry and private property rights.

Coronavirus

The latest from NAR about about COVID-19 (coronavirus), its impact on the real estate industry and events, and federal programs affecting REALTORS®.