Buffett's Berkshire, Chinese property portal Juwai.com team up

April 17 (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices on

Monday said it entered a marketing agreement with Juwai.com,

China's largest international property website, to attract

wealthy Chinese buyers looking to purchase homes in the United

States.

The real estate affiliate of billionaire investor Warren

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said the agreement

will allow the roughly 2 million monthly users of Juwai.com and

Juwai.com/luxe to browse its franchisees' residential listings.

Gino Blefari, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' chief

executive, in a statement said the Chinese are the leading

buyers of U.S. property apart from Americans, and the agreement

with Juwai.com will make it "much easier" for them to shop.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices may also be hoping to

benefit from Buffett's popularity in China.

The 86-year-old "Oracle of Omaha" recently let Coca-Cola Co

put his smiling likeness on cans of Cherry Coke, which he

drinks often, in China.

He is also providing real-time translation only in Mandarin

for the May 6 webcast of Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting

and the firm is a large investor in Chinese car company BYD Co

.

Berkshire's HomeServices of America Inc, the second-largest

U.S. residential real estate brokerage, is the majority owner of

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Dan

Grebler)