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 Images

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...

Do you think global buyers don’t exist in your area?
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.

1.    Global buyers aren’t just big-time...

Global Programs for Associations – Association executives, staff and volunteer leaders can arrive early (May 14) to get in-depth education on developing and growing global programs in your association that will prepare REALTORS® to succeed in a global marketplace. Register today at

State and Local Leadership Forum...

If you live in an urban area of the Northeast United States or along the southeast coast of Florida, it may not be uncommon to hear people conversing in Portuguese. Chances are they came from Brazil either to permanently settle here or to buy vacation property. According to the 2010 census data, there are over 350,000 Brazilians living in the United States.

Large inflows of Brazilians...

As little as twenty years ago, Brazil was a country plagued with the highest inflation rate in the world and beset by political problems, financial instability and poverty. Today it is an economic powerhouse that has surpassed the U.K. in GDP to become the world’s sixth largest economy. Brazil has become a growth engine for South America and a magnet for foreign direct investment from...


Find the information, education, and connections you need to thrive in the growing field of international real estate.

Voice for Real Estate: January 6, 2020

Get takeaways from NAR's first-ever Real Estate Forecast Summit and annual conference; learn about key federal budget wins for real estate; and more.