The results of the National Association of Realtors 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey are out. And the survey says…
First-time home buyers make up 37% of all buyers which is down from the 2010 level of 50% which is no surprise. The tax credits of 2010 pushed first-time home buyers into the market. Since no tax credit programs were available in 2011, first-time home buyers have not felt the same sense of urgency to buy.
More than half of buyers considered purchasing but didn’t buy a foreclosure because:
Buyers searched a median of 12 weeks and visited 12 homes. Both figures remain unchanged from 2010. Buyers may have only visited 12 homes but based upon the Internet stats of my listings buyers view 100s of homes online and then narrow their list down.
Where did Buyers first learned about the home they purchased?
If you are wanting to sell your home, don’t hire the Realtor who promises the most print. Instead hire the Spring Texas Realtor who knows how to market your home on the Internet. 20X more buyers find the home they purchased on the Internet than in the newspaper.
The survey respondents were on a national level and all real estate is local. What works to sell homes in Sand Diego CA may not be the best way to sell homes in Spring TX.
Jill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as... read moreJill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as my father passed away last year. Jill listened to EVERY story I had, and there were a lot of them! She allowed me to share the memories of the house, which helped me prepare to let it go.
She is very knowledgeable in what to and what not to do in regards to getting the home ready to sell, what to tackle during the negotiation process and she made the closing extremely convenient. She was thoughtful enough to place the "sold" sign on the property a week in advance, to allow me time to process it all.
Paying constant attention to what is happening around your listing is one of JIll's many strengths. Her goal is to get you the most money for your property, and she has different strategies to that end result.
I not only gained a new realtor, but in JIll, I also gained a friend! I will be forever grateful for her through this tough process and I know my Dad would have loved her! "Thanks," will never be enough! read less