The first and most important step is to establish direct communication with agents abroad. When we schedule an appointment with you, we are ready to provide you with all the information you need to help you make well-informed decisions. Communication is an asset to us and we know that your time is precious. During our PowerPoint presentation to agents, we review your questions to ensure that together we take all the right steps to open up a new market full of opportunities FOR YOU.
We offer an overview of current international market conditions and projections. We encourage agents to review our blog, news, podcast, political influencers, and all information on our website.
We know how important it is to keep our reciprocal interest afloat. Investing in a future client takes time and money and we are here to help you with the best decision. Feel free to review our credentials and achievements in the market.
Our social media campaigns, marketing strategies and current market conditions allow us to have a better presence within the market. We discuss your goals and review the opportunities that are most effective. In the US, we ship properties from other countries through the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), a link to one of the largest marketing websites used across the country. For our part, we create marketing campaigns to stay present. Based on professional judgment and interpretation, we act at the right time and place.
One of the most important steps we have to market your property in the US is to constantly bring new sources to our website and all the links that are affected by the MLS portal. There’s a lot we do behind the scenes and we’d like you to be a part of it! We have the availability to work on weekends and we make sure that the real estate agents are up to date with the process of their clients. Some of the best decisions of our lives are made at the last second. We select buyers to create a better result. As a seller, we want to make sure that you are protected from curious searchers.
The role of an international real estate agent between countries is crucial. We will review and explain all the clauses in the agreements, MLS data form, referral forms, current company profile and position or “niche” in the market.
All information we receive from you as a broker and/or real estate agent on behalf of your client is 100% secure. We encourage sellers to work with an estate agent in their country, however if you choose to work with us directly we will advise you of your alternatives and options. We cannot legally have exclusive agency of any property except from the US What needs to be posted regarding the property is discussed in advance of course. As a US agent, we can enter all material pertaining to your property into the MLS system. Everything from videos and photos, to brochures, house plans (if applicable), etc., for free!
It is important that buyers feel comfortable knowing that they are receiving the most accurate information about the property. In order to maintain credibility between buyer(s) and seller(s), we will encourage agents around the world to bring the best quality marketing materials that we can feature on the MLS website. so that you can be in the list of main buyers.
What happens when you are interested in a property in another country? The National Association of Realtors allows certified international real estate agents to become mediators during the transaction. This is an important point to keep in mind. US real estate agents will always be serving as mediators. We have a responsibility to provide you with all relevant information during the process. Within the real estate process we show you the differences between national and international laws, what to expect and what not to expect.
Whether you’re considering buying commercial or residential investments, for short-term or long-term housing, our job is to guide you along the way. In Mexico, for example, the loans have life insurance attached to the property. If an owner passes away, and assuming the property is paid in full, this prevents foreclosures or repossessions. Allows the market to maintain stable home ownership in neighborhoods. Loans require a minimum of 20% to 40% of the purchase price, while in the US it can be as low as 3.5%. Financial institutions in Mexico are much more cautious and buyers understand their limitations. American buyers are used to getting loans with little or no money. There is a considerable number of homeowners who purchase their properties with cash each year. At the end of the day, the best investment you can make is in the location you buy.
Real estate practices vary from country to country. As a CIPS (Certified International Professional Specialist), we take pride in our education and practices. We educate ourselves to better understand the laws and regulations that apply to various other countries. In most countries you are allowed to own property without being a resident of that country. Some may even allow you to become a citizen when you invest a specific amount of money.
Global business opportunities lie within all local markets and point to the resources needed to pursue them. It is essential to be aware of the globalization of economies and the flow of international capital. In addition, taking into account the currency exchange in transactions, the basic principles and trends in international investment, can really help to decide the factors within intercultural relations. Day by day we work closely with brokers and/or agents, lawyers and notaries from other countries to guarantee a successful result.
All investors always keep the difference between wants and needs. Some investors are trying to beat the market while others are trying to achieve a financial goal or perhaps both. The education and outreach of the market itself will allow the investor to build a valuable portfolio.
We understand that to get maximum growth from a pool of money that allows you to enjoy stock-like returns and life without volatility, you’ll need valuable real estate information. We work with financial advisors that can help you in the Americas and the European continent. Real estate is a valuable asset; The difference between one property and another is the market dynamics that power it. When we work with another agent / lawyer or real estate advisor from other countries, we anticipate market efficiencies, quantitative strategies, etc.
Last year, international buyers spent $251 billion on residential property in the United States; the price of homes purchased by international buyers was more than $66,000 more than the median price of all existing home sales in the US.
The impact of entries around the world is crucial for the economies of countries. In 2019, we totaled $1.39 trillion, slightly less than the revised $1.41 trillion in 2018. Flows are still moderate during 2020.
A frequent question we receive from our buyers and sellers is how we organize and delegate responsibilities during a contract / offer. Dynamics between countries vary, so some steps will be different than in the US. We will guide you from the beginning to the end of the transaction. By the time you’ve decided to submit an offer for a property in another country, we’ll have your next steps ready to go. In some countries we will work with lawyers, in other countries with real estate consultants. We ask for comparisons, balance the pros and cons with you, and consult with your financial advisor if appropriate.
Keeping track of what happens in the transaction is essential. All parties involved – lenders, buyers, sellers, real estate agents, attorneys, title companies, notaries, appraisals, inspections, etc. – are in constant communication to ensure a clear outcome. We are here to serve you and provide you with the latest information during your transaction. Please note that some transactions in some countries take longer to process than in others. For example, Mexico can take up to 2 months to close the transaction. In December, the notaries normally close from December 15 to January 15. In Europe, some close in summer. No matter what day of the year, we make sure you’re informed on every move.
After the transaction closes, there may be some remaining documentation to send to the City. Other minor requirements, depending on the country, could be exemptions for homeowners, reclaiming taxes, or a possible reduction in property taxes. FAQs are important to our growth and we welcome your feedback.
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