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...

If you have worked with global buyers of U.S. properties, at some point you’ve probably been asked about financing. During and after the recession, mortgage programs were limited to non-existent. Recently, however, the tide has turned and credit to foreign buyers has loosened. In fact, some institutions view lending to foreign nationals as a growth market. Depending on your buyer’s...

In recent years, cash has dominated U.S. real estate purchases by foreign nationals. According to NAR’s 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, agents reported that 63 percent of their international transactions were conducted without financing.

Is that because foreign buyers prefer a cash purchase, or do they feel locked out of the U.S. mortgage market? If...

Transaction Management

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