AR Going International? Why Not?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buyers' Choice Realty

I have an idea:  why don't we invite some agents from other continents and other countries to join AR? 

 

Terry Kuehn's article about the World Real Estate Market:  "Ireland, Spain, Australia and Britain all beat us" inspired this idea. 

 

I recently wrote a blog entitled:  "Show us Your Market!  Amazing Comparison!!!  You Have to See This!" after my trip to the Hamptons and my introduction to a $ 75,000,000 listing there (Yes, you read right: 75 million dollars!!!).  

 

I invited my readers to reveal what the $ 400,000 budget and the million dollar budget would garner in their respective markets.  Our wonderful AR members, generous as usual, have shared prices and pictures, making the comments escalate the value of that blog from "fair" to "outstanding". 

 

I very much enjoyed learning what the dollar can command in various parts of America (USA and Canada; what the heck, we are but one country, except for they have a better health care system).  It was quite an education.  Now I'm wondering about the Real Estate prices in the rest of the World. 

 

Inviting members from other countries would be easy enough:  a five minute Internet search in the country of your choice and a few invites to specific agents.  Most people speak English, even in the far reaching corners of the World ("The World is Flat", remember?), not to mention that many of us here are bilingual.  I could invite members from Romania, since I am fluent in Romanian.  Or we could use Google Translator and convey whatever message we want to put on the AR Invite.  So what do you say?  Are you game?  Let's go International!

 

AR Rocks!  ...Worldwide!  Let's do it!

 

PS:  The fringe benefit is that it might actually garner us some International clients...  Not too shabby!

 

Mirela Monte, Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Connection     

Proud Optimist!

 

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Rainer
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Chris Lambos
Poplar Hill Realty - Bellevue, TN

Mirela????

 

August 31, 2008 01:12 AM #73
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Mirela Monte
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Chris, check your e-mail.  You have an entire holistic regimen waiting for you.  You'll be all better in no time.  The FDA would close down my practice if I posted that here.  Wait a minute: I don't have a holistic healing practice...  it's just for friends and family!

August 31, 2008 01:15 AM #74
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Chris Lambos
Poplar Hill Realty - Bellevue, TN

Thank you, Mirela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 31, 2008 01:22 AM #75
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Mirela Monte
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I can't wait to hear how much better you're feeling!

August 31, 2008 01:26 AM #76
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Chris Lambos
Poplar Hill Realty - Bellevue, TN

:)

 

Must go...take care and thanks again...I will update you on my progress.

August 31, 2008 01:31 AM #77
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Chuck Willman
Gentry Realty - Mesa, AZ
Realtor - Arizona - 480.292.0600

A 75 million dollar listing. that's nice. [ short pause]. WHAT!?!?!?!?

August 31, 2008 01:57 AM #78
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Mirela Monte
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Chuck, just click on the link! 

Scott is amazing!  Great one to network with!  Down to earth, nice guy who is SHARP, SHARP, SHARP!

August 31, 2008 02:11 AM #79
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Mirela Monte
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He is my associate.  I introduced him and his team of Top Producers to AR.   He has the largest Independent Real Estate Firm in the Hamptons.

August 31, 2008 02:14 AM #80
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

I think international is a natural fit.  We do have an international member, Poppy, on A/R.  Poppy is from London.  She wrote a post pretty recently that got featured and when I commented I told her that A/R should open up to an international membership, and knowing the A/R guys that could be very likely.

August 31, 2008 10:17 AM #81
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Norma Toering
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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I enjoy reading about real estate in London via Poppy's blog; why not the rest of the world too?

August 31, 2008 11:41 AM #82
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Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
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Incredible stuff  here .. thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!

Being in the Houston, Texas market is an incredible place for international investing ... take a look at a few of the recent articles about our market .. its the BEST place to be in the USA ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Home Flips and Rentals:

 

 

 

International Relocation Client:

 

 

 

Amazing half Million Dollar fixer house .. WOW .. this is GORGEOUS..

 

 

 

August 31, 2008 08:51 PM #83
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Pippa Mac
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Poppy ... is that your REAl name ... sorry, had to ask, it is the #1 question of my WHOLE life ... pippa (yes, it is my real name )  ... http://activerain.com/blogsview/642984/Pippa-Is-that-your

August 31, 2008 09:02 PM #84
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Sam Chopra
FIRANGI-PROPERTY.com - Danville, CA

Hi Mirela:

This could also be the start of AR's first international transaction!

I am traveling to North America from 6th to 17th Sep and would be visiting LA, Toronto and New York to look at some homes, land parcels and some commercial properties on behalf of my Indian investor clients.

It would be great if any of our co-networkers could show me some heavily discounted properties with rental opprtunities.

Sam Chopra, sam@pkchopra.com

925-415-5327 (7am to 12noon PST, other than 6th to 17th Sep)

310-706-5025 (24x7, btwn 6th and 17th Sep) 

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September 02, 2008 01:05 PM #85
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Hi Sam,

Good to see you here!! i have some heavily discounted properties in Arizona and CA. If you need my help, you can call me at 626-701-3285. my office no has been changed.

Thanks

September 03, 2008 05:18 PM #86
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Mirela Monte
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Sam, have you checked out the International Showcase I made for you?

September 03, 2008 05:48 PM #87
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Tanya V Fresh Eye Designs LLC
Fresh Eye Designs LLC - Lawrenceville, GA
Where Staged Equals Sold

Mirela, sound like a fantastic idea! The world real estate market is so interesting.

 

October 05, 2008 07:26 PM #88
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Mirela Monte
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Tanya, I've already established a connection with a few Romanian firms I contacted when I wrote this blog.  Next, I'm inviting them to join us here.  After that... referrals?

October 12, 2008 01:24 PM #89
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Svetlana Stolyarova
Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution - Mayfield Heights, OH
Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663

Mirela, I will host a small International meeting with our colleagues from Russia, Ukraina and Canada in regards of International buyers' referral network. We are planning to be in Orlando and then in Miami on November, 7th. Would you be interested in joining our group discussion? Would anyone be interested? Please let me know.

October 16, 2008 03:13 AM #90
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Mirela Monte
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Svetlana, you might want to write a blog about it and post it on our Optimist Board and to some of the other Groups.  I would love more details on it!  I have not made a commitment to cometo Orlando for the NAR convention yet, but if I do, I would love to join you. 

October 16, 2008 09:47 PM #91
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Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
Monterey Real Estate

I like it since we all want international clients these days!

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