More Canadians are using this online listings site

Saskatoon-based home listings portal Point2 Homes says it saw record visitor numbers in April.

The site recorded 5.7 million visits in the month with more than 30 million page views; 3.6 million of the visits were from home seekers in Canada’s urban centres.

The highest number of visitors were from Toronto (391,000) with Ottawa in second spot (almost 178,000). Traffic was up 34.8% year-over-year with a 41% rise for Calgary and Winnipeg.

A rise in international home seekers came from Costa Rica with a 124.7% rise in visitors; and the Dominican Republic (up 73.79%). But Mexicans are also keen to view Canadian homes for sale with 208,819 visits. Traffic on the Spanish version of the platform went up 212% compared to April 2017.

Point2 Homes says the number of leads generated for real estate agents went up 37.42% compared to the same period in 2017. The platform has recently added a new online advertising service to give added exposure to real estate agents and their listings.


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