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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Global Perspectives: Reach Out

Cover of the June 2018 issue of Global Perspectives: Reach Out

This issue looks at several ways CIPS designees can get involved with economic development.

Local Market Assessments

Cover of the Region XI Local Market Assessment

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

International Home Buying

Cover of the 2018 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate

The annual Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate looks at the countries of origin for foreign home buyers and how these buyers are working with REALTORS®. Free with member login, or purchase in the REALTOR® Store.

Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends

Cover of the 2018 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends report

Most REALTORS® who specialize in commercial real estate managed investment deals averaging less than $2.5 million per deal. Get the report.

Renew your CIPS membership by January 5, 2018, and save 10%. New member benefits are in store for 2018, and you won't want to miss out!

People-to-people relationships are an important element of success for any real estate professional, but are absolutely critical for global agents. You will rely on your network for many things: to generate and share business opportunities, to continue expanding your knowledge, and to support you and your clients in completing sometimes-complex real estate transactions.