SOTHEBY'S CHRISTINE KIPP - A JUWAII CONNECTION
As the Eastside's top agent group, we are announcing our newest affiliation. We know our local clientele enjoys a global lifestyle. With the Issaquah School District just about to mark the 50% mark of children with other ethnicities, we are excited to be the singular real estate group offering global relationships. Though our relationship with Sotheby's International Realty, we are now able to present our listings on Juwai.com! As an authentic international brand, Sotheby's International Realty now has the most global representation through Juwai.com! It displays luxury listings from 65 countries and territories. As the Pacific Northwest grows in demand from Chinese buyers it is very important to have our client's homes properly positioned to reach this demographic. Vancouver recently placed a 15% tax on foreign investment in their country. This helps to position the Seattle Region as the top destination for the Chinese real estate investor.
Demand for luxury properties from Chinese consumers continues to grow. China is the second driver of visits to sothebysrealty.com. It follows the United States. One out of every 10 visitors on sothebysrealty.com is located in China.
We are expanding our reach in China, launching a syndication partnership with Juwai.com. Juwai.com is one of China’s premier real estate portals with over 2 million monthly visitors. It has more indexed pages than all other portals combined on Baidu which is China’s largest search engine. This ensures greater visibility to Chinese consumers searching for homes worldwide.
Juwai.com is hosted on both sides of China’s Internet Firewall, ensuring its property listings are visible online both in China and outside of China. The website listings are monitored by a support team that translates and directs consumer enquiries to agents.
The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand continues to expand globally, adding new distribution opportunities to showcase properties to affluent consumers in key growth markets. Now, we continue to expand our presence in China!