By Denise Moore Contreras and Yolanda Hodges
Are you a young professional who’s hungry to expand their business to the global market?
Maybe you have taken the “Introduction to International Real Estate” designed by Florida REALTORS® or perhaps you are a new “Certified International Property Specialist” designee. You may even have just completed the course at GTR last month.
Preparation meets opportunity, of course. And the small everyday things you may do to grow your businesstoday, organically may be more natural than you ever considered.
How can YPN help with your global development? Some Subcommittee members travel and attend different conferences and trade shows. During this year’s REALTOR® Quest in Toronto, YPN member, Sherman Milton III attended the 2019 REALTOR® Quest in Toronto, Canada. Milton said, “I loved the interactions with the Canadian Realtors and other Florida Realtors in round table discussion to identify how to best market and brand their business needs specific to geography and products across both borders of our countries in North America.”
Each of us hold in our hands, a device that allows us to be one click away from contacting someone on the other side of the globe. Our smartphones, iPads, the internet, apps and social media platforms have made it more accessible than ever to connect with family and friends around the world. Our diversified city also reinforces this.
Many of our colleagues are from other countries around our globe and already are using this ease of connectivity for acquisitions in their native lands. That same ease of connectivity works well in our real estate businesses too. So many of us visit one or more social media platform daily. We already have developed a habit that may help grow our business. The next time you sign in to your Stellar MLS. Navigate from the following landing page in these steps:
- Open StellarMLS Dashboard
- Under Additional Benefits, select Proxio
Check out this free service, included in our MLS Membership. “It’s the global leader in digital real estate marketing solutions for agents, brokers and developers.” As stated by Caroline Dozier, Product Support Associate.
Review her recorded webinar and you’ll learn that, as Caroline states, “Proxio Developer is the global LinkedIn for real estate.”
Explore your options. Growing your global business may be an explosive difference that may meet a small personal vacationing goal you may have. Or, it may be the niche you’ve been trying to develop. If you’ve gone from, perhaps, a joke about having a getaway abroad, that joke may be reciprocal for a purchase in the U.S.
“When you realize that international buyers purchase property in Florida more than in any other state — you start to understand why Florida REALTORS® works to help build real estate relationships all over the globe,”
according to FloridaRealtors.com
NAR’s 2018 Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity survey found that: Foreign buyers purchased $22.9 billion of Florida’s existing detached single-family, townhomes, and condominiums during the reference period of the 2018 survey, a five percent decline from the level during the previous 12-month period ($24.2 billion) according to Global Business Director, Maria Grulich.