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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NAR's Reach Is Global

The National Association of REALTORS® extends beyond the United States and is also a global trade association, providing resources and support to International REALTOR® Members around the world. Watch this video and learn more about the tools and resources NAR has for IRMs and how these can be used to grow their network and increase their business.

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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...

It’s no secret - Chinese investors are at the top of everyone's "must-get" client list. We've heard ad nauseam how their economy is booming, their high net worth population is burgeoning, and they are investing millions of dollars in the United States economy, including real estate. I won’t bore you the statistics (but if you’re interested, check out...

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...