Category: Global Alliance

Rising US Home Prices Could Boost World Economy

More than five years after collapsing housing prices and rising levels of distressed properties led to a U.S. financial crisis, properties in some areas are returning to pre-recession values. That may bode well for economies outside of the United States too. Because of the global interconnectedness of finance, an improving housing sector here could be […]

OSCAR ReView Q3

Your board members, fellow brokers, and our fabulous REALTOR® advocates have been working hard to make sure that you have the best education, information, and networking opportunities available in Central Florida. We realize that “If it’s important to you, our members, it’s important to us.” We will be rolling out our “Start to Success” program very soon. This comprehensive […]

Developers tweak designs to lure foreign buyers

Foreign buyers are flocking to the U.S. to snag luxury second-homes, and developers increasingly cater to the global buyer by tweaking the design of their properties.   “New buildings and residences now have kitchens outfitted with wok burners to attract Asian buyers,” according to a Wall Street Journal report. “Others have European-style bathtubs and bidets […]

Relationship Management: How the Words You Say May be Costing You Business

Watch your language. Words can be powerful. And it’s the little words that can kill a sale, says Dan Seidman, an internationally recognized sales trainer and author of The Secret Language of Influence (AMACOM, 2012). Some everyday language may seem harmless, but at a subconscious level it may be preventing your customers from taking action. You could […]

China’s Home Values Rising Slowly

Despite the Chinese government’s efforts to contain real estate prices, property values in China continue their slow rise. This means that more and more Chinese buyers are bargain hunting and seeking to invest in local markets around the United States. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open, and your brain educated, regarding this and […]

Brighter Prospects Ahead for the RE Industry 2013

Our friends in the Philippines—home of the first global business council outside the U.S.—are enjoying a robust real estate market that looks to become even stronger in 2013! According to NAR research, roughly 50,000 immigrants move to the United States from the Philippines each year. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for business […]

Reaching Across the Globe

Interested in taking your business global—without getting on a plane? Many United States–based practitioners have forged close and lucrative ties with international clients in a steadily growing segment of the real estate business. The foreign buyers Connie Antoniou works with generally move to the United States for professional reasons. Whether she’s establishing a connection with […]

On Behalf of the Global Alliance Committee

The latest numbers from Realtor.com/International are in! From Los Angeles to Boston and almost all points in between, international buyers are looking to invest in U.S. markets and are using www.realtor.com/International to find the right community for them. Take a look at the data, and learn which nationalities are seeking to purchase property in your […]

Colombia Sales Mission 2013

The Experience Kissimmee is conducting a sales mission to Cali and Bogota in Colombia. This sales mission will be from February 25 – March 2, 2013. The mission will include one-on-one meetings with local tour operators from Cali. In Bogota, Experience Kissimmee will participate in Anato, which is The National Association Tour Operator in Colombia […]

Colombians ready to buy U.S. property

Representatives of Florida Realtors traveled to Colombia last week as part of Gov. Rick Scott’s trade mission. Colombians accounted for 3 percent of Florida’s international property sales in 2011 and over 4 percent in 2012; and the country is Florida’s No. 2 trading partner, second only to Brazil. “Colombian interest in Florida real estate is […]

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