More Home Buyers Search the Internet First

Posted by Judy Orr on Thursday, February 9th, 2006 at 1:14am.

couple searching for orland park real estateUPDATE:  Please note this post date.  The figure stated below keeps rising, it is now way above 90%.  Print advertising has all but died out.  Many brokerages have completely cut out all print advertising.

According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), Internet usage has risen among home buyers.  In 1995, only about 2 percent of home buyers surfed the Internet.  Today that figure has risen to 77%, up 3% from 2004 (see UPDATE above).

This is the reason I have multiple web sites, to attract these buyers to my sites so they can see my many Chicago suburb listings available and to be able to view the entire Northern Illilnois MLS.  I always try to provide as many photos as possible for my listings and I also create single property websites - an entire website for an individual home for sale!

The next source for home buyers is the For Sale sign in front of most homes on the market.  This information is based on a survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS titled NAR 2005 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Take advantage of finding your next home on the Internet by using the Advanced Home Search.  Search the areas you're interested in with your price range, number of bedrooms and baths and any other amenities you might need.

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