How to become an International Realtor

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I was wondering if anyone could explain the process of becoming an International Realtor. I would like to hear some tips on what they are doing to get business, pick up clients, etc... I just got back from overseas and the market seemed much better and I would like to tap into it..


Comments (12)

Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants

Something I would be interested in finding out about also.

Jun 17, 2008 06:59 AM
Steve Glose
Keller Williams Classic Group - Orlando, FL
TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla

Alia- There are a few things you can do to attract international clients. First is to get your TRC designation. This allows you to get referrals through which is the international site for Realtors. I would also recomend that you get a CIPS desigantion. This shows international Realtors that you have received extra training in dealing with international clients. These classes will show you what you need to do to tap the international markets.

Jun 17, 2008 07:01 AM
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

Steve -- Thanks I was asking about this last week so now I know

Jun 17, 2008 07:05 AM
Kevin McGourty
Realty ONE Group - Phoenix, AZ

Check with PoppyZoomf -- she lives in London.

Jun 17, 2008 07:06 AM
Steve Glose
Keller Williams Classic Group - Orlando, FL
TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla

Eric- This is a huge untapped market and I am surprised that relatively few Realtors go after this market. 40% of my business comes from the U.K.

Jun 17, 2008 07:09 AM
Alia Bubtana, REALTORS® - Portland, OR

Thanks for the Info.. How do you market to Buyers that are interested in buying overseas or find clients that are moving here to the US..

Jun 17, 2008 08:02 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

A good question -- the "how to" is the key to unlocking all new paths.    I'd be interested, too, in hearing some accounts.     Appreciated!


Jun 29, 2008 07:15 AM
Cynthia Fleming
Realty One Group - Laguna Beach, CA
Agent; Laguna Beach

We have a lot of foreign investors here in Laguna and I would love to find out how to reach them. Have you heard from anyone yet on how exactly to tap into this market? I know we have a Global conference meeting for International investing coming up in Sept. in LA that I'd like to go to. Maybe they have a similar venue in Portland? Let me know if you've received any helpful information. Thanks a lot :-)

Aug 05, 2008 06:33 PM
Tracy Soussi
Charlotte, NC
NC & SC Broker - Large Bank Foreclosures

Thanks for the info!

Aug 17, 2008 04:58 PM
Kevin Crawford
Crawford Luxury/KW Luxury International - Boerne, TX

Good info, Steve. I'll definitely be looking into that, as I've got a ton of listings that would appeal to the Mexican National crowd and need to figure out how to reach them.

Aug 18, 2008 03:07 AM
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Aug 22, 2008 05:48 AM

I am a Realtor and too I am interested in interantional realestate. Other than TRC-CIPS designation are there anyother designations that I need. Does my broker need any?

Sep 03, 2011 02:13 AM