According to a new study issued by the National Association of Realtors and Google, 90% of homebuyers have been searching online for their new home. While we knew that the Internet was playing a large role in house hunting, this is a trend that's growing like wildfire and is both intriguing and surprising. The stats show the importance of the Internet when it comes to real estate and just how much the average buyer is using his computer or mobile device to find a property.
Here are some of the other interesting statistics gleaned from these surveys that were conducted from 2011 through 2012.
- Home shoppers will perform 11 searches on average on a real estate website before taking any type of action.
- Of the new shoppers, 68% are using mobile