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Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

(This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Read Part 2.) Direct from Real Estate Connect in New York City, here's what the real estate industry's most talented leaders had to say about two of the most important trends that will reshape your business in 2009. 1. Put it local but take it global Most real estate agents distribute their listings to as many local sources as possible. The latest trend, however, is to "put it local, but take it global." On average, agents who have international clients make 50 percent more than other agents do. Furthermore, if you have an international client, there is a 50 percent chance they will actually close a transaction. Since the U.S. market has already experienced the flattening of the "bubble," many foreign buyers are electing to pull their funds out of other volatile international investments and move them into the relative safety of the U.S. real estate market. There are many ways to tap into the global real estate m...