People everywhere are using the Internet to search for real estate. The National Association of Realtors’ survey indicated 84% of all home buyers start their search on the Internet. Now there is more proof of the growing reliance on the Internet for all things.
Internet usage in the US has reached an estimated 178 million, or 79 percent of the entire adult population, according to a recent survey conducted among 2,062 adults by Harris Interactive over the course of July through October.
Harris first began tracking Internet usage in 1995. Then, only nine percent of the population went online. However, the numbers have been steadily increasing year after year from 57 percent in 2000, 66 percent in 2002, 74 percent in 2005, and 77 percent last year. The amount of time people are spending online has also increased. The average number of hours per week that people are spending online rose to 11 hours, up from 9 hours in 2006 and 8 hours in 2005.
But perhaps most notable was the increase in people who use an alternative location besides work or home to get online, up from 22 percent in 2006 to 31 percent today â€“ which could be, to a certain extent, attributable to the proliferation of web-enabled mobile devices. You can read the rest of the survey results here.
If you are buying or selling real estate, this logically means you would be well advised to connect with a Realtor who has a substantial Internet presence. Right? Here’s what I would look for: Competence, trustworthiness, experience, and a large Internet presence (not just a Static Internet Brochure masquerading as a website). Check out FreeRealEstateLaw.com plus this site, Sequim-Port-Angeles.blogspot.com, plus SequimPortAngeles.com plus ActiveRain plus Seattle Post Intelligencer Real Estate Blog plus Ezine Real Estate Articles and more that I chose not to reveal here, because some of my marketing is top secret and not to be revealed to my competition. I’m here to help. Email me. Buying? Selling? Tell me about it. Maybe I can help.
Last Updated on September 1, 2019 by Chuck Marunde
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