If you are a seller, you need to know how buyers think. A study by the National Association of Realtors asked buyers who they are, why they need to buy, and what would make them buy. Here is just a few highlights from that study which provides detailed insight into the home buyer’s experience with this important transaction.

Here are highlights from that report.

  • Sixty-six percent of recent home buyers were married couples—the highest share since 2001.
  • For forty-two percent of home buyers, the first step in the home-buying process was looking online for properties. While fourteen percent of home buyers first looked online for information on the complete home buying process.
  • The use of the Internet in the home search process rose slightly to ninety-two percent.
  • The typical home buyer searched for 12 weeks and viewed 10 homes.
  • Eighty-eight percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker. This share steadily increased from sixty-nine percent in 2001.
  • Eighty-eight percent of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent when selling their home.
  • Two-thirds of home sellers only contacted one agent before selecting the one to assist with their home sale.
  • The share of home sellers who sold their home without the assistance of a real estate agent was nine percent. Forty percent knew the buyer prior to home purchase.

 

A bar of soap won’t just keep you clean it can serve many more purposes! Here are some uses for soap to solve common household problems:

Stop squeaky hinges by wedging moist soap between the doorframe and hinge, and work the door back and forth; also rub soap directly onto the hinge.

No more squeaks in floorboards when you work a little moist soap into the cracks between the boards.

Unstick a stubborn zipper by rubbing soap on both sides while closed, then unzip it and rub soap over the opened teeth.

Solve sticky drawers by rubbing both sides and the underside with soap.

To keep eyeglasses from steaming in cold weather, rub both sides of each lens with soapy fingers, and then polish.

Have any of these tricks worked for you? Share more soapy tips below.

 

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