Economist Commentaries Archive

Profile of U.S. Residents Seeking to Purchase a Property Abroad in April 2015—March 2016

International real estate is multi-faceted. Not only do international clients choose to purchase U.S. real estate, U.S. clients are also interested in purchasing property abroad. Approximately 14 percent of responding REALTORS® reported that they had a client who was...

Profile of International Clients Who Sold U.S. Residential Property in April 2015—March 2016

NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate gathered information from residential seller’s agents about international clients who sold residential property. International clients who sold their U.S. residential property mostly came from Canada, China, United...

Personal Contacts and Referrals: Major Source of Foreign Buyer Leads and Referrals

Personal contacts and referrals were the most important sources of leads among agents who worked with foreign clients who purchased residential property accounting for about 47 percent of responses, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity...

State Job Growth Comparisons – May 2016

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31 Percent of REALTORS® Worked with an International Client in April 2015—March 2016

Approximately 31 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported working with international clients, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. This is a decrease from the 34 percent share in the previous 12-month...