2010 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Home Buyer Statistics

Active home search (median):

Number of weeks searched: 12
Number of homes seen: 15
First-Time vs. Repeat Buyers:

First-time buyers: 50%
Repeat buyers: 50%
Median age of first-time buyers: 30
Median age of repeat buyers: 49
Buyers who definitely would use same agent again: 65%

Actions taken as result of Internet home search:

Walked through a home viewed online: 45%
Found agent used to search/buy home: 29%
Drove by/viewed a home: 21%
Information sources used in home search:

Internet: 74%
Real estate agent: 69%
Yard sign: 22%
Open house: 12%
Newspaper ad: 9%
Home book or magazine: 6%
Source: 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

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