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...
Before working with clients from a different culture, consider whether their communication style is higher- or lower-context than your own.
One common quality among real estate professionals who pursue the CIPS designation is a keen interest in connecting to clients and other agents from other countries. When societies interact, there are abundant opportunities to learn and grow—and to make mistakes.
Success as a global real estate professional requires sensitivity to cultural differences, without turning generalizations into harmful stereotypes. Learn as much as you can, then act with sincerity and respect.
Perceptions of time—and how those perceptions impact scheduling and planning—may trigger cross-cultural confusion and frustration.

Young Professionals Network

YPN helps young real estate practitioners become more business savvy through networking events, communications, and sharing tips and tricks.