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.

Register for the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo from November 2–5 in Boston. Come meet up with fellow CIPS designees and make new contacts with over 1,300 international visitors from more than 60 countries, along with over 20,000 U.S. REALTORS® and guests!
The tools mentioned so far answer a variety of specific questions that you, or your clients, may ask about your market. However, instead of compiling data from various sources, wouldn't it be nice to have a resource that “rolls everything up” into a single, summarized report that also includes properties available for sale?

Library & Archives

NAR's Library & Archives offers a variety of research services and thousands of print and digital resources for use by NAR members.