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(US agents whose listings (residential for sale and rental) automatically appear on realtor.com’s global portal and are translated into 11 different language. Agents can print out translated listing brochures. Free service.
Illinois REALTORS® members have a commitment to sharing and learning about other cultures in addition to encouraging organizational leadership opportunities that reflect the diversity of the membership.
Each year the Business Diversity Working Group makes recommendations on how to better position REALTORS® to thrive in an international economy. The group works with real estate organizations and a diverse membership to hold a Multicultural Summit annually and promotes resources for REALTORS® who understand that Global is the New Local.
International Sales = 6 Percent of Market International buyers of U.S. properties generated $68.2 billion in the 12 months ending March 2013, marking a $14 billion decline from the year before, according to NAR's 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity .
From 2000 to 2013, Hispanic homeowners accounted for an increase of 2.6 million owner households. That finding and many more are in the 2013 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report  produced by NAHREP.
Sharon Gorrell, MPPA, CIPS
Housing Policy Advisor
(630) 399-5330 (Cell)
Learn more about multicultural real estate through these organizations.
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers  was founded in 1947 and serves minority real estate professionals.
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals  works to advance Hispanic homeownership.
The Asian Real Estate Association of America  was founded in 2003 and furthers Asian homeownership.
FIABCI-USA  is an international real estate federation whose members spcialize in cross-border transactions.
Two Chicagoland REALTOR® associations have an emphasis on global business.
The CIPS Designation  is the only designation of its kind in the real estate community. It’s synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective and distinct understanding of a global buyer, and comes with powerful brand recognition with designees in nearly 40 countries.