Allie Gosselin, Real Estate Marketing (Dothan Real Estate Team)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have never heard of such a thing.  MasterCard is readily accepted all over Canada.  You might want to switch to another bank that understands how the world works!! 

Jan 21, 2016 01:24 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Try Top Producer, I believe they are US based, and have no trouble paying them monthly. 

Jan 22, 2016 11:27 PM
Toronto, ON

I am in Canada too.  As Susan Emo wrote, MasterCard is widely accepted in Canada.  Visa is also widely accepted.  AMEX is accepted at fewer locations but can still be used at a wide variety of places - this is no different than the US.

You indicated that you are using reloadable cards.  I have purchased gift cards (VISA / MasterCard) in the past from the USA.  A few years ago, I understand that a US law was passed where gift cards purchased in the USA could only be used to purchase goods and services from US based merchants.  This applied to in-person purchases, phone purchases as well as internet purchases.  This is noted on the packaging and/or the terms and conditions of the gift card.

I think that the reloadable cards you are purchasing are treated the same as gift cards and this is probably the issue you are experiencing.  I also know that some merchants will NOT accept gift cards (and possibly reloadable cards) at all.  I have encountered this issue both with some US merchants as well as some Canadian merchants, both when I use US gift cards or Canadian gift cards.

You should consider using a regular Visa or Mastercard rather than gift or reloadable cards so you won't encounter the "strict international blocking".

Jan 21, 2016 04:01 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like it is time to get a new bank, at least for this one transaction.


Jan 21, 2016 11:27 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Maybe get a Visa card?

Jan 21, 2016 10:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have had no trouble with Canada for Master Card.  You may want to talk to the info number on the card.  A

Jan 21, 2016 08:47 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Try Status 5 in the Silicon Valley. Salesforce-based system.

Jan 21, 2016 03:25 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not sure that I understand your question, Allie.

Jan 21, 2016 02:59 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Master, Visa etc are accepted globally...

Jan 21, 2016 02:08 AM
Linda Poggi
M Realty - Lake Oswego, OR
Real estate agent in Portland Metro area

I am now using Realvolve and find it to be a great CRM for real estate.  You can check them out at:

This is a US company, with no yearly contract to hassle with, in case you find it doesn't work for you. I have found they have great customer service too!

Jan 21, 2016 01:51 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Amex should be ok. Yumpuu is international online magazine sharing and I don't have any problems

Jan 21, 2016 12:52 AM