Shanghai buyers get ahead of locals via website

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Steve Randall

Real estate buyers in Shanghai are being given a jump on Vancouverites by getting an early view of MLS listings. That’s according to a report from the Vancouver Sun which says that lists properties in Chinese ahead of their appearance on the MLS public site in Canada.

The report suggests that the Chinese site has listings data when local agents do but there is a lag of a few days before this is public on It also says that the site connects with local real estate agents and takes a commission for the introduction.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver told the Sun that it was aware of the site and is reviewing it. Although it is currently unclear whether is operated by a licensed realtor, REBGV warned that buyers should not use unlicensed operators.

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