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6 tools real estate agents should be using to attract and keep Chinese clients

April 20, 2014 0 Comments
6 tools real estate agents should be using to attract and keep Chinese clients

1. WeChat Think of it as China’s WhatsApp. But.. better. It literally “micro message” but its more than a messaging service. Do video calls, use it like a walkie talkie (use the hold to talk) function, Chinese are nuts about Emoticons and they are cute, use them against your better judgement, use your feed to […]

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Marketing Real Estate to Chinese Buyers: The Chinese Investors Perspective

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Marketing Real Estate to Chinese Buyers: The Chinese Investors Perspective

Today we will talk about risk from a Chinese investors perspective and what you, as a professional real estate agent selling to Chinese should know. Have a look at the headlines in China this week…. Forbes: China Property Collapse Has Begun -Gordon G. Chang 4/13/2014 Forbes: “Without question, everyone thinks there is a bubble.”
International Business […]

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How do fears of a Chinese real estate collapse affect real estate agents abroad?

April 15, 2014 0 Comments
How do fears of a Chinese real estate collapse affect real estate agents abroad?

Have a look at the headlines in China this week…. Forbes: China Property Collapse Has Begun -Gordon G. Chang 4/13/2014 Forbes: “Without question, everyone thinks there is a bubble.” International Business Times: China Housing Market Bubble Start to PopJerin Mathew April 14, 2014 Wall Street Journal: This Chinese City’s Property Market Is Even Chillier Than […]

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How to reach Chinese real estate buyers for free..or almost free: Inside the ground breaking Zillow E-house Partnership

April 6, 2014 0 Comments
How to reach Chinese real estate buyers for free..or almost free:  Inside the ground breaking Zillow E-house Partnership

The players: Zillow- a. The Gorilla of real estate at 70,000,000 million visitors per month b. Feeding all listings, free and premium IN CHINESE LANGUAGE to Leju.com Ehouse China- a. Chinese powerhouse that has a virtual monopoly on new house sales in China. b. On the ground sales team second to none. c. Tight relationship […]

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Are Chinese buyers affecting your market?

March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Are Chinese buyers affecting your market?

More than 20 percent of the transactions that I closed last year here in San Fransisco involved international buyers. With China accounting for the largest percentage.   -Eddie O’Sullivan, Hill & Co Real Estate, What are you seeing in your area?  Are Chinese buyers making an impact?  Please leave comments and thoughts below. Thank you !   […]

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If you want to sell real estate to Chinese buyers, prepare

March 18, 2014 0 Comments
If you want to sell real estate to Chinese buyers, prepare

Agents: Don’t waste time with EB5′s: Leave that to the lawyers. Focus on things that Chinese buyers want most: 1. Smart, hands off investment properties. 2. Properties in good school districts 3. Locations that give “face”  high prestige) https://www.facebook.com/ChinaCashBuyers

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Engage Chinese travelers on social media and educate them on your area

March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Engage Chinese travelers on social media and educate them on your area

Simple formula for success selling real estate on Chinese social media 1. Don’t sell listings MLS listings, online ads, square meters, prices mean nothing to someone moving from another country.  They likely don’t even know your area!  Maybe don’t know the state.  Might not even be sure which country they want to buy in. If […]

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Plum Blossoms and Chinese Buyers

March 1, 2014 0 Comments

I got an interesting call yesterday from a buyer who is bringing 30 other investors on a tour of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii. She wanted an agent who could add her on WeChat and give her an overview of the market. I called some agents who I thought were preparing to handle Chinese […]

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Why real estate agents fail to sell real estate in China through partnerships

February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Why real estate agents fail to sell real estate in China through partnerships

Ni hao.  Today the topic is partnerships.  Should you, as a realtor looking for international buyers, look for a sales partner in China? Will brokers across the world send you leads and sell your listings to make you money?  Here are some examples (with personal information deleted) of the types of emails that I get […]

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Partner with real estate agents in China…

February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Partner with real estate agents in China…

You might guess that I receive a lot of emails from overseas agents and developers asking for “partnerships”. I really do appreciate you reaching out to me but want to take this opportunity to explain why most do not succeed…and what changes need to made to make this successful. First let’s go through the specific […]

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