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 your association is looking to start or grow its global business council, there might be initial concerns about the resources that will be required. This is understandable. After all, it frequently takes time, effort and money to get any new association program going, and global initiatives in particular can involve considerable expenses for things like large educational events with...

Launched in 1990 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the EB-5 visa program helps the U.S. compete for international capital against other countries that offer similar programs. It is designed to attract foreign investment in projects that create jobs for U.S. citizens.