As technologies increase, buyers are spending even more time than ever searching for their new home online. In the latest profile of home buyers and sellers, the percentage of buyers using the internet to find their new home has increased to 94%. This is a large increase. Now 96% of buyers search the internet and purchase their homes using a real estate professional to assist them. And the percentage of buyers purchasing homes directly from the seller without a real estate professional involved, has dropped.
Buyers seem to begin their search online but then they go to a real estate professional to help them negotiate the terms and price of the sale, and also to guide them through the process of purchasing.
So if you are ready to sell your home realize that the real estate professional will play a big role in the process.