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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2019 Global Year in Review

2019 was a banner year for NAR Global and its bilateral partner associations around the world.

2019 Global Year in Images

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2019 was a banner year for NAR Global, with new partners, expanded course offerings, and continued International REALTOR® Member program growth.

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...

Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives in Real Estate is a resource for global professionals that outlines how members can globalize their local market.

Going Global? Understand These Gestures

If you're working with international clients, make sure you understand what these gestures mean in each country, because it's not always the same.

Most NAR members know that the REALTOR® community is comprised of nearly 1,600 local, state, and territorial associations, spanning from Guam to Cape Cod and hundreds of points in between.  Many members are surprised, however, to learn that NAR also maintains bilateral partnerships with over 80 trade associations, franchises, and government entities in nearly 60 countries.  From Argentina to...

Investor money chases opportunity all over the globe, into markets that can be characterized as holding appeal on a country-wide basis, while other markets attract capital into specific cities and geographic areas that represent micro-opportunities for investment. Here are five major destinations that are pulling investor interest now, plus several up-and-coming markets worth watching.

Is the prospect of a great return what drives all investors? When the investment is real estate, this is certainly one important factor, but far from the complete story. Like other major life decisions, people enter real estate transactions with their own unique set of needs and wants. Here are some of the major factors driving today’s global transactions.

2020 Census

The decennial census is important for all REALTORS® because completing the 2020 census means more resources for businesses and communities.

Coronavirus

NAR continues to monitor and respond to concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on the real estate industry and events.