Global Real Estate
Foreign buyers and recent immigrants purchased 7% of the total U.S. residential market last year, paid a higher median price, and paid cash 55% of the time. Find resources in this section on how to diversify your market to include this global buyer.
Tools & Reports
Resources & Education
The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize your business. Read more about this designation.
Global Real Estate Council
The mission of the Seattle King County REALTORS® Global Real Estate Council is to foster the establishment of discussion and opportunities to conduct international real estate for the benefit of members by providing education, information and networking resources.
Seattle KingCounty REALTORS® serves as the NAR Global Alliances Ambassador Association to Japan. The purpose of an Ambassador Association is to establish business partnerships and referral opportunities. The Ambassador Association works closely with a President’s Liaison and Regional Coordinator to expand global business opportunities.
NAR President’s Liaison to Japan is Jason Watabe
NAR members are appointed by the NAR President to serve as his or her liaison to each of NAR's foreign Cooperating Associations. President’s Liaisons are generally CIPS designees and, ideally, have some knowledge of the country's culture and language. Jason Watabe Global Alliances.
SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® Partners with these organization to facilitate education and business opportunities: