87% Of Buyers Purchased Real Estate Through An Agent In 2018
Between the historic inventory shortage, intense competition, and rapidly rising prices, navigating the real estate market in 2018 was a real challenge for buyers. This is why the vast majority of home buyers partnered with real estate professionals for their home search. Every buyer needs an agent working for and with them.
According to the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors, 87% percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker. The main reason? Buyers wanted an agent to help them find the right home for them and their families (52%). An overwhelming percentage of those buyers were satisfied with their experience. And 90% of buyers would use their agent again or recommend their agent to others. (Yes, we love our referrals from previous clients)
Here in the Gainesville, FL area, we are faced with the same issues. Our inventory is low, and we have buyers that are ready, willing, and able. It’s all about which price range you are wanting. Historically, our opinion is strong that ALL Buyers should be working with an agent. Call us to discuss our buyers’ agent services.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a home in the upcoming year, make sure you work with a qualified real estate professional. There’s a reason nine out of 10 buyers partner with an agent or broker to find and purchase their dream home!
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