Seller's information


     Did you know...?
  • Last year international buyers spent $103 billion on U.S residential properties, and $132 billion on U.S. commercial properties.
  • The price of homes purchased by international buyer was over $240,000 more than the median price of all transactions last year.
  • Most of residential property purchase in U.S. made by foreign nationals are cash sales.
As a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), I am a global real estate professional. I know how to compete in today's international real estate market. Buyers from around the world are investing in properties like yours, in every U.S State. I have the education, the resources and the network to build an international marketing strategy for your property to help attract qualified buyers from around the globe.
Only REALTORS® who have completed extensive coursework and have demonstrated considerable experience in international business are awarded the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation.
As a CIPS, I am part of a global referral network comprised of elite international property professionals. I can use this network to market properties like yours beyond our borders.
  • Foreign buyers purchased $22.9 billion of Florida’s existing detached single-family, townhomes, and condominiums during the reference period of the 2018 survey, a five percent decline from the level during the previous 12 months period ($24.2 billion).
  • Most foreign buyers 67% made an all-cash purchase.
  • Most foreign buyers 71% purchased residential property for vacation, residential rental, or for both uses (68% in 2017).
  • Nationally, 37% of all foreign buyers purchased for these purposes.
  • Foreign buyers had a preference for townhouses or condominium 53%, while only 43% purchased a detached single-family home. Three percent purchased residential land and another three percent purchased other types of properties.

Selling your home is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. Of course, we all know that a successful sale requires a successful plan. 
It is our belief that a listing must be marketed to qualified buyers, presented in a completely professional manner, and priced correctly. Meeting these points make listing you’re with us home a stress-free experience. We pride ourselves in providing marketing of our listings internationally and locally with our team of multilingual real estate professionals thru all sources and an aggressive social media campaign to target qualified buyers.
We are fluent in; English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss how we can create a custom marketing plan to get your home SOLD!       

Buyer's information

Looking to purchase real estate in Florida?
We can Help.
The United State is a premiere residence and investment area for people from all around the world.
Whether you are looking for a vacation home, seeking investment properties, or relocating for a job or an educational opportunity, the united States real estate market ha s a lot to offer. In comparison to many markets world wide, real estate in the United States is viewed as an affordable, acceptable and secure investment. There is tremendous opportunity for foreign buyers, but only if you know how to find and access it.
The first step to purchasing a property in the United States is to contact a reliable and educated global real estate professional. Because the protocol of buying and selling real estate differs from country to country, international real estate transactions can be complicated. From currency issues and financing, to U.S. visa and tax laws, to contract, duties and titles, there is a lot that you need know before you purchase property in the United States. Working with an agent who as experience serving international clients can streamline the process and save your time, money and stress.

Things to think about before purchasing property in the United States

  • How will the property be used? Vacation home? Investment opportunity? Primary residence while you study or work?​

  • Do you have an appropriate U.S. issued visa?
  • Have you bought or sold property before in the United States?  Are you familiar with the process? 
  • How will you pay for the property? Are you going to apply for a U.S. mortgage? Where are your funds located?  Do you have an ITIN number?
  • Have you consulted with a lawyer and/or tax consultant?

Michel Schiess, PA, CIPS

Commercial & Residential Realtor®

United Realty Group, Inc.
Michel Schiess, PA, CIPS
5550 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA
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