Vancouver Real Estate Searches from US Sources Triple after Trump Win

Traffic to REW.ca’s home listings tracked to US computers went up by around 200 per cent on the day after the election

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REW.ca
November 10, 2016






Trump in Vancouver
Donald Trump at the branding of the Trump International Hotel and residential tower in Vancouver. — Holborn Group

Web traffic to Lower Mainland and Victoria home listings on REW.ca tripled on the day after the US election, as US residents started researching the possibility of moving to Canada.

The mantra “If Trump wins, I’m moving to Canada” has been oft-cited throughout the campaign – and it looks like many thousands of people are seriously contemplating such a move.

Visits to the REW.ca home listings portal rose by 226 per cent on Wednesday November 9, the day after Trump’s presidential victory, compared with the day of the election, and by 219 per cent compared with Wednesday November 2.

REW.ca traffic from US after US election

Page views on the property listings from US computers leaped to 26,204 on November 9, versus 8,789 page views on Wednesday last week – a rise of 198 per cent.

The total proportion of US visits to REW.ca rose from an average of 3.17 per cent of all the site’s sessions, to 10.56 per cent on November 9.

The majority of the searches were from Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago – all in Democratic strongholds.

From California, which accounted for 35 per cent of REW.ca’s US-based traffic, searches on the listings portal rose by 272 per cent the day after the election, Wednesday November 9, compared with November 2.

The number of new users coming to REW.ca from California quintupled in that time, rising exactly 400 per cent.


Joannah Connolly is the editor and content manager of REW.ca and Real Estate Weekly newspaper, and editor-in-chief of Western Investor and West Coast Condominium. She also moonlights as the host of the Real Estate Therapist call-in show on Roundhouse Radio 98.3FM. A dual Canadian-British citizen, Joannah has 20 years of media experience in Vancouver and London, with a background in construction, architecture and business media.
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