International Real Estate Archive

Global Opportunities – French Connections

By: Chris Polychron, 2016 Immediate Past President Bonjour et Bonne Année!  Hello and Happy New Year, my fellow REALTORS®! Just before the holiday, I had the privilege of representing NAR, and speaking at the Federation Nationale de l’Immobilier’s (FNAIM)...
January 6, 2016

U.S. Voted #1 Place of Interest for Foreign Commercial Investors, Posted by Bill

If you’re looking for some good news in the commercial real estate market, I have some for you. The U.S. commercial real estate market was ranked the number 1 choice for investment this year and viewed as the best...
January 20, 2011

Highest Form of Flattery, Posted by Vicki

It has been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that’s true, then I am certainly honored by my recent experiences visiting our international partners in Brazil. SECOVI invited me to deliver an industry address to...
October 2, 2009

It’s A Small World, Posted by Ron

We have spent the past week here in Greece attending the CEREAN (Central European Real Estate Association Network) annual conference, held is Thessaloniki. It has been a most educational and productive trip. First, people are people. Regardless of language,...
September 22, 2009

FIRPTA – Now What Do We Do? Posted by Jim

Typically, legislative issues aren’t thought of as part of the Treasurer’s job. While I might agree with this philosophy if we concentrate on the column labeled “job description” I really think we all have an obligation to watch proposed...
April 24, 2009

Let’s Get CEREAN, Posted by Jim

Last Saturday my son, Michael, and I flew to Istanbul Turkey on behalf of our Association. I was asked to attend the CEREAN (Central European Real Estate Associations Network) Conference and to help continue NAR’s efforts to establish a...
October 22, 2008

Fiscal Solutions to Jump Start the Market, Posted by Jim

Over the past several months, I have talked with members all across the country about their ideas to engage buyers and re-energize the marketplace. On Thursday on behalf of NAR’s 1.2 millions members, I shared the best of these...
June 6, 2008

The World of Real Estate, posted by Vicki

The world of real estate for many of our members is not just about selling domestically here in the US, but working with buyers from around the world. I recently had the opportunity to be part of the MIPIM...
March 28, 2008

Before the MLS, Posted by Dick

Can you imagine what it would be like to buy and sell real estate today without a multiple listing service? In reality, there are still professionals around the world who do not have this vital service that many of...
March 19, 2008

The Global Market, Posted by Pat

While it’s true that all real estate is local, REALTORS® also need to understand how we fit into the global economy. My parents just sold their condo in Naples, Florida, to an investor living in the United Arab Emirates....
March 14, 2008