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...

Retirees settling abroad are predicted to be one of the fastest growing segments in the overseas property market. As with most trends, this one starts with significant demographic and economic changes that have taken place in recent years.

When trying to successfully navigate real estate transactions with clients from overseas, it’s critical to make an effort to connect with them on a cultural level.

That was the message shared by Tim Hur, a REALTOR® and 2014 chair of NAR’s State and Local Forum on Global Business, and Stacey Mollison, president of the Empire Board of Realtists (representing...