Disgruntled Americans of all political leanings have said it: “I’m moving to Canada.” The Great White North particularly appeals to those left-of-center, as many liberal Americans are practically drooling with envy over the new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, in addition to some public policies they would like to see emulated in the U.S.
Let’s set aside, for the moment, the fact that immigrating to another country is a complicated and expensive endeavor. If Donald Trump is elected president, there are a lot of people saying they want to get the heck out of the U.S. as fast as possible — logistics aside.
If you’re one of them, and you’re a homeowner, selling your home will be on your to-do list, and there are a few people willing to help you with that. A Texas real estate agent’s Facebook page went viral over the weekend after she advertised her business as an option for helping people sell their homes if they decided to flee the U.S. in the event of a Trump presidency, BuzzFeed reports.
Michelle Blackwell’s Facebook page had 173 fans when she posted the ad. She now has more than 5,000, and the ad was shared tens of thousands of times before she took it down (her firm reportedly asked her to.)
Another Texas real estate agent, Elena Dinaburg, posted a similar ad, but only within a private Facebook group, rather than on the public platform.
“There’s so much media [attention] with Trump, and so much for and against him,” Dinaburg told BuzzFeed News, saying it seemed like the perfect time to post the ad.
Sure, the presidential election is several months away, but if you’re planning a transnational move, you’ve got a lot to do in that short period of time. Locking in a good real estate agent to sell your home is probably the least of your problems, given that you have to search for a home in Canada, where you have no credit. (You can see where your credit in the U.S. stands by viewing your two free credit scores, updated each month, on Credit.com.) You’ll also need a job or some sort of reason for Canada to let you in the country to stay. Best of luck with that search.
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