For 35 percent of home buyers, the first step in the home buying process was looking online for properties.
Ten percent of home buyers first looked online for information about the home buying process.
The use of the Internet in the home search dipped slightly to 88 percent from a high of 90 percent in 2009 as the demographics of home buyers shifted to slightly older repeat buyers from younger first-time buyers.
Real estate agents were viewed as a useful information source by 98 percent of buyers who used an agent while searching for a home.
The typical home buyer searched for 12 weeks and viewed 12 homes.
Nine in ten recent buyers were satisfied with the home buying process.
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