Chinese consumers can now buy Canadian homes online through a deal inked with Juwai.com, China’s largest real estate website selling international properties, and JD.com, which is China’s largest retailer, online or offline.
The tie-up allows JD’s customers to view and purchase real estate listings for properties from Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K. directly on JD.com’s shopping site.
JD.com -- often called China's Amazon-- specifically asked that Canadian real estate be included because of the strong demand they see for it in China.
A Juwai real estate expert will contact customers with an interest in moving forward with a Canadian property purchase.
The partnership will officially launch in April when properties will become available for viewing on JD.com.
“We are truly excited to be launching this partnership with JD.com, which is not just one of China’s but one of the globe’s most advanced commerce and e-commerce companies,” said Carrie Law, CEO of Juwai.com. Law said it allows Juwai.com to “continue to fulfill its core mission of helping Chinese become global residents and investors.”