We must be doing something wrong.
Remote work has many people wondering why they live in drama filled metro areas.
Most of the phone calls I get have a cell phone origin from another state, yet they now live here. Illinois, Maryland and Texas seem to top the list.
It 's most likely that these non-English-speaking foreigners are actually au fait with a lingua franca, and your ice-breaker may well be something like: "Está su casa en Tasmania?"
Used to have a TV channel that played a lot of Italian cop/detective shows. Enjoyed them very much. Started to pick up on quite a few words that were similar to words I learned in a French class nearly 40 years ago.
I have a builder client who tells me that every buyer in the past year has been from NY.