Tag: International Alliance

BRITISH BUYERS AND THE US TAX SYSTEM

British buyers need to  understand the US taxation system. The US taxation system is a complex one and completely different than that in the UK. The US Taxation system involves payments to at least four different levels of government: local, regional, state and federal. Florida is one of only 7 states that does not levy personal […]

Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida 2013

To assess the significance of foreign home buyers in Florida, the National Association of REALTORS®, in cooperation with the Florida REALTORS®, has conducted an annual survey of the experiences of Florida REALTORS® in working with non-resident international clients since 2007. A total of 977 REALTORS® responded to this year’s survey, conducted over the time period […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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