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The International MLS [IMLS]

Welcome To Global Real Estate

Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries, foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets, and Americans look to purchase overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, your local and State Association with NAR Global connects you to a network of qualified Realtors®, provides education to help you work with international clients, and delivers the business tools to help you globalize your business.

NAR provides specialized training and support for Realtors® who work in this niche market.


Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
The Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification is for Realtor®who specialize in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort, recreational, and/or vacation destinations.
At Home With Diversity (AHWD)
CIPS Designee Search

Our Partner Association: Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA)

The program gives our members the opportunity to expand their global business networks and get involved in international real estate activities at the local or state level.

Partner Organization

Bahamas Referral Form


Become a Global Council Member
By joining the RPCRA Global Council Group you will be able to take advantage of the following:

Member Benefits
  • Listing in Global Business Council Directory
  • Invitation to attend monthly business meetings
  • One ticket to a Global Business Council event, excluding CE courses
  • Increase education and networking opportunities
Global Business Council Application
Global Council Member Directory
NAR Global Resources

What International Buyers are Looking for in the Florida Market

A detailed look at where international clients originate and what they're buying in Florida. A profile of the Florida international buyer.

Tourist arrivals to the United States are rising gingerly but are still decimated due to the travel bans and advisories in many countries regarding inbound and outbound entry and quarantine regulations. During the period August 2020-July 2021, tourist arrivals to the United States totaled 13.8 million, a decline of 83% compared the level during the same period prior to the pandemic in 2019.


Here are highlights from the 2021 report:

$12.3 Billion

Dollar volume of Florida’s existing homes purchased by foreign buyers during August 2020–July 2021, which is 5% of the dollar volume of Florida’s existing home sales (22% decrease from the prior 12-month level of $15.6 billion)

Florida’s top 5 foreign buyers

  1. Canada ($1.8 B)
  2. Argentina ($0.9 B)
  3. Colombia ($0.8 B)
  4. Brazil ($0.7 B)
  5. Venezuela ($0.4 B)


Share of foreign buyers whose primary residence is abroad (Type A)


Number of existing homes purchased in Florida by foreign buyers, which is 4% of existing-home sales (34% decrease from the prior 12-month period level of 33,900)

Top foreign buyer destinations

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach (52% of foreign buyers)

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (10%)

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (8%)

Cape Coral-Ft. Myers (5%)

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton (4%)

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island (4%)

Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends

The 2021 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends Report discusses the trends in foreign buyer purchases of U.S. commercial real estate in 2020 in the “small commercial real estate market” (sales of below $2.5 million) and in the “large commercial real estate market” (sales of $2.5 million or over).

In the large commercial market characterized by acquisitions of at least $2.5 million, cross-border financial flows fell by 30% in 2020, according to Real Capital Analytics market data. In the large capital market, Canada remained as the top investor in U.S. commercial real estate, while Manhattan continued to attract the most capital.


Building Relationships with International Real Estate Agents

Innovative Ways to Attract More International Buyers.

Why Property Managers Should Tap Into the International Market

Breaking Into the International Real Estate Market

What Global Clients Need to Know About Selling in the U.S.

Common Mistakes Global Real Estate Buyers Make

Build Your International Dream Team to serve international buyers

3 Countries That Do Business Differently, What You Need to Know

How to Establish Relationships With International Buyers

The United States Visa and Immigration Policy’s Impact on Foreign Investment

Our Mission

The Global Business Council of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association (RPCRA) helps Realtor® and Affiliate members to better serve international clients by sponsoring educational and networking programs and developing connections with other organizations focused on developing global business in Florida.

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