Technology feeding listings to Chinese search portal

Partnership with marks auction platform's latest effort to expand user base

Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, a platform that lets buyers bid on properties online, is seeking to tap demand from Chinese buyers by syndicating its listings to a Chinese-language listing portal. Initially, will feed only commercial listings to, which claims to be the No. 1 Chinese "international property portal." "But given the high level of interest in U.S. residential properties from Chinese buyers, residential homes will likely be added to the mix as well," said in a press release. The agreement marks the latest effort by a real estate auction platform to expand its reach, coming shortly after's chief rival, Hubzu, announced that it would begin allowing users to win auctions without providing proof of funds. ( still requires users to provide proof of funds before bidding.) In another bid to broaden its user base, also recently unveiled a commercial real estate financing portal that lets investors use