Welcome to San Diego Blog | September 16, 2012
How many Homes do Buyers View before making a Purchase?
When showing properties to clients, sometimes buyers ask me if they are viewing too many properties. A recent study by the California Association of Realtors would say no. On average, buyers view 12-15 homes before deciding on a purchase. Visiting various properties can be advantageous in making a good decision since part of the process is comparing and contrasting features and benefits which is helpful in narrowing down buyers “needs and wants” list.
Getting help finding a home
The colorful illustration below also shows how buyers find homes. The survey concludes 80% of homebuyers utilize real estate agents to help them find property possibilities, and 13% of homebuyers find homes through online searching, ie. real estate websites. Other ways buyers search for homes are open houses and “for sale” signs, though this represents a small percentage of buyers.