We are in a profession that is increasingly impacted by international and multicultural communities. Each year, roughly $66 billion worth of U.S. real estate is sold to buyers residing primarily outside of the country. Foreign nationals, immigrants, immigrant clients, buyers with extended family abroad, employees of foreign corporations, multilingual families immigrants, first-generation Americans, and buyers with extended families living abroad also represent a growing demographic among potential homebuyers in all 50 states. The role of this committee is to take the lead in planning global programs and hosting globally themed education, programming, and networking opportunities for GRAR members; and to act as a REALTOR®-driven community organization, helping REALTORS® build partnerships with globally-minded businesses, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other relevant local entities.
Crista Hines – Chairperson
Mike Balsitis – Director Liaison
Brittany Smith – Staff Liaison