Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

by kevinjones on May 29, 2013

in real estate

Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.  Realty Professionals  805-474-7040.  For the majority of home buyers, the purchase of real estate, typically their home is one of if not the largest financial transactions they will make in their entire life. Buyers purchase a home not only for the desire to own a home of their own, but also because of changes in jobs, family situations, and the need for a smaller or larger living area. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®  conducts and annual survey of recent home buyers and sellers to provide an insight into detailed information about the buyers and sellers experiences about their transaction. Here you can find highlights from the 2012 report:

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39 percent of recent home buyers were first-time buyers, a slight rise from 2011, but closer to the historical norm of 40 percent.
65 percent of recent home buyers were married couples—the highest share since 2001.
(Conversely there was the lowest share of single buyers since 2001)
For 52 percent of home buyers, the first step in the home-buying process was taken online.
The typical home buyer searched for 12 weeks and viewed 10 homes.
(a decline from 12 homes in prior year, which speaks to the tightened inventory in many areas)
89 percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker, similar to last year’s report.
(a share that steadily increased from 69 percent in 2001)
88 percent of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent when selling their home.
Only 9 percent of recent sellers sold via FSBO sale. Among FSBO sellers who did not know the buyer prior to the sale
(20 percent sold via FSBO because the buyer directly contacted them.)
Approximately two-thirds of home sellers only contacted one agent before selecting the one to assist with their home sale.

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