NAR Global connects you to a network of qualified REALTORS®, provides education to help you work with international clients, and delivers the business tools to help you globalize your business.

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.

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Global Business Councils

Global Business Councils, comprised of volunteers and staff liaisons within the local or state structure of NAR, take the lead in planning global programs, hosting educational events and collaborating with other boards and outside entities to build awareness among members of the global business opportunities within their own market.

Global Alliances

NAR maintains formal relationships with 100 organized real estate associations around the world, giving REALTORS® confidence in working with professionals that abide by a code of ethics.


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.

NAR en Español

NAR en español permite a los miembros y socios colaboradores acceder a información, herramientas, productos y servicios en español.

NAR Global

This issue introduces you to NAR Global's critical initiatives on several fronts, including education, expertise, networking, marketing, and more.

Local Market Assessments

These state-level case studies can help you learn to identify and cultivate global business, a growing real estate specialty in the U.S.

One of the things to know about the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Institute is that there's a lot of ground to cover. It features five full days of courses, with in-depth looks at global business, real estate practices in different countries and regions, and key tools for practitioners who want to do transactions with international clients.

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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...

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I’ll bet they do. You don’t have to look hard – just with a different perspective.

Here are a few things to consider before making the assumption that global buyers aren’t in your local market, or that you shouldn’t spend your time trying to capture them.

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