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ABOUT TONY Tony Harrington, ABR, AHWD, ALHS, CIPS is the Broker/Owner & Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser with The Property Shop of the Carolinas in Wilmington, N.C.


hen I think back to my first experiences with the terms “global” and "international,” I'm reminded of a quote from the famous Yogi Berra, “You couldn't know what you didn't know, but now you know.” This represents my initial view, and probably speaks to many of you as well. To start, did you know that in 2016 alone, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) found that more 36  INSIGHT • November 2017

Expand your "local" thinking to the "global" market BY: TONY HARRINGTON

than $153 billion of international money flowed into the U.S. for residential purchases. In North Carolina, there are great opportunities to attract a piece of this investment and NC REALTORS® is working to develop programs to help REALTORS® with this effort. I am proud to be a part of the vision. Two years ago, I was asked by 2016 NC REALTORS® President Kim Dawson to be on the newly formed NC REALTORS®

Economic Development Committee, a group comprised of business leaders from across the state with various levels of expertise and experience. As the committee evolved, we realized quickly that there was a need for additional education for North Carolina brokers. Connecting commercial and residential brokers with economic development partnerships, local and state government agencies, as well as federal organizations,

Insight | November 2017  
Insight | November 2017  

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