In the course of our careers as Realtor's, we sure get into a lot of homes. Just think about it for a minute. The average homebuyer's may look at 6 maybe 10 homes and then choose one to buy and live in for years to come. They will visit their friends and families in their homes, adding maybe... who know for sure? 30 more homes to their list of home they see and have been invited into on a regular basis.
Conversely, we Realtors, who are showing and selling home for our living, are most likely going to get into a whole heck of a lot of homes each year. I would have to say; I tour at least 30 different homes a week. Adding this all up, it comes to about 1560 different homes a year! It is no big surprise we quickly get to be the house experts in our neighborhoods. We know the market because we know all the homes. So, if my figures hold up, in my 20 years of selling real estate I may have seen at lease 31,200 homes. Now that's impressive for me, because in my marketplace we only have a population of 28,000 in our entire county. I drive a lot too.