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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The United States Visa and Immigration Policy’s Impact on Foreign Investment

NAR Global Business & Alliances Committee presents a discussion on the impact of Visa issues on foreign direct investment here in the U.S. Speakers include NAR staff Lisa Calarco and Russell Riggs, along with Jason Finkelman, Immigration Attorney, and Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.


The Visa Landscape

This issue of Global Perspectives helps CIPS designees learn the current landscape of visas in the U.S.

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...

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Talking to Realtors® from Florida to California, even the most seasoned professionals (CIPS designees included!) experience challenges in closing international transactions. Foreign buyers have unique circumstances when it comes to buying American real estate than established U.S. residents. While this audience is motivated and eager to purchase U.S. property, helping them reach the closing...