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International Real Estate

International Real Estate.  The word International by itself conjures up images of castles, estates and villas scattered around the globe.  The reality is not so far from the image.  As more and more people turn to real estate for investment, and diversify across the countries that permit foreign ownership, so does the need grow for familiarity, experience and a network in the international arena.

Castle

Consider a country like the UK, where sending a 2% referral fee to an estate agent is more than double what they would receive for a "usual" transaction!  I think they would have an interest in that type of deal.  I also think that those relationships are best established face to face, rather than solely by the web or by phone.

Big Ben 

There is no doubt we have buyers in our market that come from or live in the UK.  There is no doubt that some or most of them do not include their UK estate agent in the process of finding competent representation in another country.  It's about time they did.  Perhaps a trip to the UK to network with agents there would reap handsome rewards?!

About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with the BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Operating Officer - BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
BVO Luxury Group
Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Comments

Tony, It is interesting how very different international real estate is conducted. 

While in England last year, I learned a lot about how real estate agents do business in Engand.  I wish I had belonged to AR then... but I know they were not even born then.   Here is an article, on my other blog, that I wrote about what I learned from an interview with a local agent.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 12 years ago

Tony,

I have had more than a few referral fees from Realtors and builders in Puerto Penasco, San Felipe, and Rosarito.   

Posted by Brian Brady, 858-777-9751 (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751) over 12 years ago
Tony, when I first got into Real Estate I specialized in vacation homes in the Disney area(Florida). I worked with many an estate agent in the UK that would send us business. Did that for several years. It was very profitable.
Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) over 12 years ago
Great post Tony.  Tonight I have learned something really interesting.  Thanks!
Posted by Blanca Cholewczynski, XCO (U) over 12 years ago

Great Post, We have created networks in other countries, because we will be able to build and manage teams in many other countries soon starting in Canada and Mexico in a couple of months.  I have been an ebay'er selling around the world for 10 years now that gave me the experience in working in a worldwide market.

Lance

Posted by Lance & Elaine Wells (Connect Realty Boise Eagle Idaho) over 12 years ago
Wow, great insight.  I believe it is great that we have so many opportunities to make $$$.
Posted by Susan Trombley, Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs (Trombley Real Estate) over 12 years ago
It's a great juggling act to keep all those balls in the air at the same time!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 12 years ago

Carol Williams I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain! This topic is still as relevant today as 9 years ago! Since writing this post we did sell a property in the UK - albeit the "family home".

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

Brian Brady  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain! This topic is still as relevant today as 9 years ago! Since writing this post we did sell a property in the UK - albeit the "family home".  Now there is a new program at KW - KW Global Property Specialist - that focuses on international referrals.

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

Bryant Tutas  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain! This topic is still as relevant today as 9 years ago! Since writing this post we did sell a property in the UK - albeit the "family home". Orlando was/is a popular non-stop destination for many from the UK.

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

Blanca Cholewczynski  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain! This topic is still as relevant today as 9 years ago! Since writing this post we did sell a property in the UK - albeit the "family home".

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

Lance  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain! This topic is still as relevant today as 9 years ago! Since writing this post we did sell a property in the UK - albeit the "family home".

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

Susan Trombley  I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain! This topic is still as relevant today as 9 years ago! Since writing this post we did sell a property in the UK - albeit the "family home".

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

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