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...

You don’t have to be a news junkie to know that there is a lot going on in the world right now. Major stories are emerging from locations all around the globe... the Ebola crisis in West Africa, conflict in the Middle East, Central American refugees, tension between Russia and the Ukraine, the independence referendum in Scotland…just to name a few. Besides the obvious reasons of why these...

NAR convened a work group of member experts to study easing restrictions on foreign investment in U.S. commercial property governed by FIRPTA and make recommendations to D.C. lawmakers.

When it comes to mortgage financing on U.S. properties, domestic buyers have one distinct advantage over global ones: their credit history is easily accessible. Not so with foreign borrowers. Verifying an overseas credit standing can be the make-or-break hurdle to getting a loan and closing a transaction.

Why is documentation so important?

Perhaps you have a global buyer with...

Transaction Management

Solutions from industry leaders in eSignature, forms software, and transaction management services.