Jamaica #1 in Second Home / Vacation Home Search

By | September 21, 2015


Since our addition to the US National Association of Realtors (NAR) database last year; Jamaica has surpassed Italy and rocketed to the #1 most searched country outside of the US, followed by Mexico, Italy, Costa Rica, and The Bahamas to name a few.

“RAJ’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is shown on the NAR’s portal and that Jamaica has been the most searched destination outside of the US for the past five months. Previous to that we were second to Italy.”
– Edwin Wint, President of the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ)*

“Obviously, our weather and beaches play a major role in why Jamaica is such an attraction. Many persons have now come to know Jamaica because of our success in sports, our music and the effort by the Government’s initiatives through JAMPRO and the Ministry of Tourism. Many have become repeat visitors and have opted to purchase condos/apartments and/or town houses as either investments or second homes.”
– Howard Johnson, Chairman of the RAJ Multiple Listing Service*

This comes as no shock to us at Claja, as Real Estate in Jamaica has become one of our most frequented categories including Properties for Sale in JamaicaLand for Sale in Jamaica, and Vacation Homes. Considering, through the formal relationship with the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ) and the NAR, local Jamaican MLS properties are listed on Realtor.com.

“Currently Real Estate and related listings account for 80% of foreign traffic to Claja.com, roughly 30,000 visits per month; with the US, Canada, the UK leading the pack. As traffic grows site-wide, we expect this trend to continue as we provide more features/resources to our members, who are also property owners.”
– Donald Porter, Co-founder ClajaCOM

Alternatively, real estate agents, brokers and property owners alike can post listings on Claja Jamaica Classifieds & Events (Claja.com) for free. Aside from the high volume of local and international traffic, all listings are shared to over 100k people via social media and the Claja newsletter.


Read more: Tips for Buying Real Estate in Jamaica · Vacation Car Rental Tips

Do more: Post a Property on Jamaica Classifieds (sale or rent) · Browse Real Estate listings in Jamaica


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*Source: Jamaica Gleaner