Friday, May 12, 2006

Sellers Earn 16% More by Using an Agent

Technology has transformed how Americans buy and sell homes. According to a study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 9 out of 10 home buyers us a real estate agent in the search process with a dramatic increase in the use of the internet for this process. The NAR study shows that the median home price for sellers who use an agent is 16% higher than a home sold directly by an owner. When in search of a real estate professional, 44% of buyers are referred by a friend, neighbor, or relative with the most important factor in choosing an agent being reputation followed by an agent's knowledge of the neighborhood.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Welcome to my Real Estate Blog

I want to welcome you to my Blog regarding the Real Estate market in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Please check back very soon for some news regarding the local area markets. One tip: Don't believe everything you read in the newspapers, properties are still selling in Tampa Bay! Have a great day!