Internet Driving Current Real Estate Trends
According to the National Association of Realtors, or NAR, 83 percent of home buyers check home-listing photos on the Internet before they visit a house, and they outrank video tours by a margin of two to one.
"It is more and more critical to have a presence online, both to generate interest in the agent and present properties in the best light to interest buyers," says Chris McElroy, an agent with real estate firm The Group in Fort Collins, Colo.
Only 45 percent of real estate agents currently use the Web for their businesses, the NAR says, but that number will grow as the market increasingly favors buyers. And agents, under the gun to close a deal, will feel more pressure to make their properties look as ideal as possible.
Eugene Oregon Real Estate articles from Eugene's Alternative Realtor
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