A new study on Massachusetts home buyers and sellers found that over 90 percent of all home buyers and sellers are using the Internet as part of their home buying and selling process. Yet despite the increased Internet usage, over 90 percent of buyers and sellers are also choosing to work with a real estate professional as well. The study also found that 47 percent of home buyers reported using social networking web sites, such as MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Friendster, which is up from 34 percent last year. Among home buyers aged 18 to 24, 87 percent reported using social networking sites, which is up from 50 percent last year. Twenty-seven percent of the 18 to 24 year-old group reported using them every day or nearly every day.
Build a relationship with an advisor. Have someone you trust "in your back pocket" working on your behalf; someone you've educated about your wants and needs, notifying you the second that perfect property surfaces. Chances are (90%) you will end up working with someone. Why not make it a professional? Why not make it more than a salesperson? Why not make it a Windhill Advisor?
Exerpted from The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS / Massachusetts REALTOR News.