Interesting Real Estate Home Buyer Statistics from the NAR

Home Buyer Statistics by Realtor.org

Active home search (median):

  • Number of weeks searched: 12
  • Number of homes seen: 12

First-Time vs. Repeat Buyers:

  • First-time buyers: 37%
  • Repeat buyers: 63%
  • Median age of first-time buyers: 31
  • Median age of repeat buyers: 53

Buyers who definitely would use same agent again: 72%

Actions taken as result of Internet home search:

  • Walked through a home viewed online: 63%
  • Found agent used to search/buy home: 10%
  • Drove by/viewed a home: 63%

Information sources used in home search:

  • Internet: 88%
  • Real estate agent: 87%
  • Yard sign: 55%
  • Open house: 45%
  • Newspaper ad: 30%
  • Home book or magazine: 19%

Source: 2011 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

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