I recently read an interesting article from the IAR (Illinois Assoication of REALTORS). I have added a couple of the survey responses
that I thought were pertinent. This is the first in a 3-part series I'll be posting.
The survey results below are from the IAR Homebuyer Benchmark 2009 and comprises recent homebuyers with a 3.09% margin of error. My thoughts are written below the results in blue ink.
The survey question was: "Which one of these services did you find most helpful in your home buying?"
WORKING WITH A REALTOR® ....................................... 54.6%
I would have hoped "working with a REALTOR" would have been higher than 54.6%, but it is the highest number, so that's good. Of course, unless a buyer purchased a For Sale By