Where do most buyers find their home?

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It would be hard to overlook the little search engines we carry with us everywhere we go.  The internet is where MOST buyers found the home they purchased:

Internet: 51%
Real estate agent: 34%
Yard sign/open house sign: 8%
Friend, relative or neighbor: 4%
Home builder or their agent: 2%
Directly from sellers/Knew the sellers: 1%
Print newspaper advertisement: 1%

88% of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker—a share that has steadily increased from 69 percent in 2001.

These statistics are sourced from the 2016 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers