This year in Global Perspectives, we’ve provided in-depth coverage on international hotspots, the thriving Brazilian real estate market, identifying opportunities through local colleges and universities, and tips for increasing your online presence. By renewing your CIPS membership, you will continue to receive the benefit of Global Perspectives and the subsequent webinars to learn practical tips and techniques for building your global business.
Finding the best opportunities for global networking is an important first step. However, truly capitalizing on these events requires additional planning before, during and after each meeting. Follow these tips, and it’s much more likely that your investment of time and money will return dividends, several times over.
The National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo is the best U.S.-based event for meeting and building business with global practitioners from around the world. But getting the most from this meeting requires understanding how it operates and where to invest your time. Here are several important tips.
Don’t miss any of the major global events:
1. International Night Out
A lively black-tie event that includes the CIPS Awards Ceremony followed by a reception, dinner and live music.
U.S. Rolls Out the International Red Carpet
Each November, the National Association of REALTORS® holds its largest annual gathering in a major U.S. city. This year, San Francisco plays host to 22,000 REALTORS® and guests from over 50 countries. The four-day REALTORS® Conference & Expo includes governance meetings, education sessions, a trade expo and many opportunities to network with NAR members and other real estate professionals. Additionally, special pre-conference activities are held two days earlier.
The real estate business may be about properties, but ultimately it’s about people. Making the right connections usually results in more business, a fact that’s even more true when you’re cultivating relationships that cross borders. To make those important inroads, you need to maximize your networking opportunities—understand where to meet the right people and how to best connect with them.
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is developing a new Single Family Housing Policy Handbook. The handbook will combine prior handbooks, Mortgagee Letters, and Housing Notices into a single policy source.