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2019 Home Buyer Trends

Home Buyers in Southwest FloridaFor lots of home buyers, buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Real estate agents help buyers find just the right home and negotiate prices and terms of sale. Here are a few takeaways on current home buyer trends from the 2019 NAR survey.

  • 87% of all home buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent.
  • Working with a real estate agent that is honest and trustworthy is the most important factor for buyers when choosing an agent.
  • Finding the right home remained the hardest part of the home buying process, followed by paperwork and understanding the process and steps.
  • The percentage of buyers who purchased directly from a builder or previous owner declined to 6% and 7%, respectively.
  • 33% of buyers were first-time home buyers.
  • 86% of home buyers purchased previously owned homes.
  • Buyers typically spent 10 weeks searching for a home and looked at a median of 10 homes.

If you’re looking to buy a home on the beautiful Captiva & Sanibel Islands, contact Kingfisher Real Estate. Ready to start your home search? Use our advanced MLS search tool.

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