Rotating Listings for Canadian Buyers

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentHere’s the basic premise, or at least the logic behind the premise:

1) There are a number of Canadians, particularly those in western Canada, who are looking for homes and condos here in the Phoenix real estate market.

2) Many are looking for homes they can enjoy for their own use at times when the temperature falls into negative territory, Celsius speaking.

3) Most are looking to spend somewhere around $200,000. Less, happily, if possible and more if absolutely necessary to get the right property.

4) Many want homes in gated communities.

Take all of those factors and mix in the technology from Diverse Solutions and what you end up with is the rotating listing widget under “For Canadians” – not to be confused with the widget for all of my listings in the far right sidebar.

Some disclaimers apply …

1) These are 3-bed, 2-bath detached homes in gated communities and all of the homes were built after 1985.

2) These properties are neither suitable nor available only for Canadian buyers and not all properties that appear will be suitable for every Canadian buyer. (I think that will take care of any potential Fair Housing issues.)

3) Not all of these homes are suitable for every buyer, period.

4) Real estate investment is not always suitable for everyone, period.

5) The weather in Phoenix theoretically could be worse than the weather in western Canada at any moment on any given day. But I highly doubt it.

Here’s the big question … do I leave the listings as is or would this be more beneficial broken out with listings for each city? In other words, how much work do I need to do on this end to satisfy your need on that end?

You’re the boss, dear readers. Tell me.

[tags]Phoenix real estate, Canadian buyers of Arizona real estate[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Larry Yatkowsky 10 years ago


    It’s probably over the top but, a temperature comparison might just get our blood moving more quickly to make the decision to buy in Phoenix.

    Does temp comparison have a place in the Fair Housing issue? .>)

  • Thomas Johnson 10 years ago

    @ Larry: In the winter, any Sunbelt vs Frozen North temperature comparison, is patently unfair, but Yankees are not a protected class under Fair Housing.

  • Larry Yatkowsky 10 years ago


    Too funny, many nom de plume we Canadians have but, I don’t recall “Yankee” being one of them. .>) Livin & Learnin.

    For Dalton’s purpose, the comparison might be “tickler’ incentive to get us to move. As for protected class, I’m sure Jonathon would include a bottle of sunscreen with the sale. I won’t address it’s application.

  • West Toronto homes 10 years ago

    The price and the climate may be tempting for Canadians at the moment but I doubt that in a few months time the enthusiasm won`t fall off. I`m living in the West Toronto area where the prices are relatively high so when someone decides to buy a real estate definitely should go for mortgage first, but still it provides a kind of feeling of secure as we consider that the real estate market in Canada has been stable for many years.