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.
My husband and I were part of a recent corporate relocation. We chose Jill Wente as our buyer's agent and... read moreMy husband and I were part of a recent corporate relocation. We chose Jill Wente as our buyer's agent and she provided knowledgeable, top-notch service. We decided to go with a new build, which we had never done before, and Jill guided us expertly through the process. We were in the old location for much of the time, but Jill updated us regularly on the progress of the construction, sending photos and checking on anything we had questions about. She even took the time to go to the Design Center with us. Jill's knowledge, service-focused attitude and credentials add up to excellence at work for you. read less