August Update: Foreign Investment in U.S. Skyrockets

International REALTOR® Update
REALTOR® Resources, Tools, News & Events  
August 2014
Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate Skyrockets to US$92.2 Billion
NAR recently released the 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, which measures the sale of U.S. residential real estate to international clients. The total sales volume jumped to 35% over the previous 12-month period, with China, Canada, Mexico, India, and the UK rounding out the top five sources of inbound global transactions. Read the full report, and see which U.S. markets they’re looking at most by reviewing® International’s stats for May 2014.
Global Real Estate Theatre Returns to REALTORS® Conference & Expo
The Global Real Estate Theatre, a platform for mini-sessions on international-themed topics, will return to the REALTORS® Conference & Expo this year. Adjacent to the International Networking Pavilion, this theatre will feature sessions on specific countries, global-relevant product demonstrations, and presentations from industry experts. Special thanks to COFECI and for sponsoring this programming opportunity. Visit the conference web site for more programming information, and to register and book hotel rooms.
At the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, you will learn from the industry’s best, make new friends, and have a whole lot of fun! See for yourself in this video: 
International REALTOR® of the Year:
Applications now available!
We’re looking to find the 2014 International REALTOR® of the Year. Is it you? One distinguished member of the International REALTOR® community will be honored during the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo this November in New Orleans. The award will be given to an international member who has gone above and beyond to help promote the REALTOR® organization and brand outside the U.S.  Last year Mr. Jeff Foo from the Singapore Institute of Estate Agents was name the 2013 International REALTOR® of the Year.
To view the full criteria and application, please click here.
Do Business with the Best in the Land Business 
If you are buying or selling land, visit the official land listing site of the REALTORS® Land Institute, THE LAND CONNECTIONS: Do Business with the Best in the Business. Visit THE LAND CONNECTIONS to start doing business with the most trusted, experienced land professionals today.
The CIPS Designation: After the Education 
The education is just the beginning of the value of earning the Certified International Property Specialist designation. Whether you are a current designee or thinking about becoming one, this recent issue of Global Perspectives in Real Estate details the cache of resources available to designees, and how to make the most of them.
Forty-third AMPI National Real Estate Congress 2014: “Business Beyond Boundaries”
Make plans to be in Tijuana, October 21-25, for the AMPI National Real Estate Congress. At the event, you will learn the business trends and potential markets in order to achieve a better provision of services, as well as to share ideas of the real estate world, buying and selling moves, construction systems, among others. You’ll also have a chance to visit Mexico’s most important wine region. Visit the conference web site for more information.

NAR-India Annual Convention
16-17 August
Kolkata, India

SECOVI 2014 Convention

17-30 August

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Russian National Civil Housing Congress

1-3 October
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Destination L.A.
2-3 October
Pasadena, California

AMPI ’14 National Congress

21-25 October

Tijuna, Mexico

Realtors® Conference & Expo
7-10 November
New Orleans, Lousianna

NAR Global Business & Alliances
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