Research & Reports

Your Local, State & National REALTOR® Associations help bring the latest trends and data to our REALTOR® Members so you can utilize those tools for your everyday business! Browse through our locally conducted Profile of International Transactions, market assessments, local global news, and more right here for your one-stop information spot!


Local Reports & Research

2019 Profile of International Residential Transactions

2018 Profile of International Residential Transactions

2017 Profile of International Residential Transactions

Global Real Estate's Impact on the Triangle Region

Q&A with ECI Development CEO, Michael Cobb

Global Snapshot of Wake County

2019 Global Real Estate in the Triangle


Local Market Assessments

Foreign investment in U.S. real estate is occurring in commercial and residential sectors, in every state, in markets of all sizes. The steady increase in global real estate transactions in the U.S. shows that it's a growing market, not just a passing trend.

The key to finding global business, even in unexpected areas, begins with adopting a global mindset. NAR has prepared state-level case studies to help you identify and cultivate global niches. You don't have to live in these states to benefit from this research. Much of what you'll discover here is paralleled in many other markets, and following the step-by-step processes discussed in these case studies will help you learn how to identify global opportunities in your area.

Local Market Assessments


International Research Reports

The National Association of REALTORS® does research on a wide range of topics of interest to real estate practitioners, including market data, commercial, international, and more. Use the data they contain to help improve your business through knowledge of the latest trends and statistics and truly take your business beyond borders.

International research reports


Global News

RRAR Releases 2019 Profile of International Transactions

For the past three years, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has conducted an annual survey of RRAR Members to help compile and publish its Profile of International Residential Transactions in cooperation with the National Association of REALTORS®. For a full release and downloadable copy of the study, click here.

RRAR Set To Host CIPS Designation Course in August 2019

For the first time, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® will host the 5-day Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Course! Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business. For more information, or to register now, click here.

TIC Welcomes ECI Development CEO Michael Cobb to Start 2019

2019 started off with a BANG as the Triangle International Council welcomed International Developer Michael Cobb of ECI Development! His presentation to our membership touched on insider tips and tricks for outbound investment in other countries, his personal insight to emerging markets, and so much more! Members were even able to enter into a drawing where one lucky TIC Member won a 4 Night/Free Stay in Belize! Check out some of the Q&A portion on Facebook Live Here.

Triangle International Council Wins PLATINUM Award!

Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® and Triangle International Council has won the highest honor from the National Association of REALTORS® Global Achievement Program, the Platinum Award for 2018. This award is bestowed to Councils & Associations that demonstrate the highest level of programming, education, networking opportunities, and international investment for its members. Read full press release and details here!

RRAR Helps Sponsor 33rd Annual Raleigh International Festival

The Raleigh International Festival is a celebration of global culture, cuisine, arts, entertainment, and cross-cultural communication. The 33rd Annual Festival was held at the Raleigh Convention Center over three days, with attendees experiencing and learning about numerous cultures throughout the world. The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® and Triangle International Council are not only proud to help sponsor this festival, but to also help educate the Triangle region about global business and real estate investments. Check out our Facebook Live from our booth during the event!

2018 International Day with TIC

Triangle International Council put on a quick, hard-hitting roundtable style International Day for its member and the community of the Triangle! Our panel of experts included: Hannah Chan, Town of Morrisville Councilman Steve Rao, Jennifer Parser, Casey Angel, and Mike Landes. Check out the full highlights here.

RRAR Releases 2018 Profile of International Buyers

For the past two years, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has conducted an annual survey of RRAR Members to help compile and publish its Profile of International Residential Transactions in cooperation with the National Association of REALTORS®. For a full release and downloadable copy of the study, click here.

REALTORS® See Strong International Activity, Organize Conference

Members of the National Association of REALTORS®, will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam to join experts in the real estate industry from all over the world to learn, share, connect and transact during the 2018 International Real Estate Conference. Now in its fourth year, IREC will take place at the National Convention Center in Hanoi from September 6-7, with an expo extending from September 8-10. For full release, click here.

International Importance on Display in Washington D.C.

During the Legislative, Mid-Year Meetings for the National Association of REALTORS®, international importance was on display more than ever - Check out this wonderful blog post by NAR Global staff member Cynthia Fauth for a first-hand view of all the happenings!

RRAR Named Ambassador Association to NAR-India

The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has been appointed to NAR India as as Ambassador Association by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This strategic appointment gives association members and citizens of the Raleigh region a unique opportunity to meet and conduct business with counterparts in India.

International Activity in U.S. Slows According to REALTOR® Survey

Rising home prices and low inventory led to a decline in foreign home purchases in the United States. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey from the National Association of Realtors®.

Triangle International Council Wins GOLD Award

Every year, the National Association of REALTORS® awards Global Councils for their contributions to the international real estate industry and its impact on those members it serves. With another GOLD AWARD under its belt, TIC ranks among the top twenty percent of all councils nationwide. Since the inception of the award, TIC has been recognized each and every year (wow!!!). Click for a full list of national award winning councils.

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