Internet Savy?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty-Abilene

NAR statistics show that a huge percentage of real estate cunsumers start their searching for homes on the internet.

If you have not jumped on the internet bandwagon, it is time...

Buyers and sellers are using agents that they have found online, so an online presence is important in our industry these days.

Check out the statistics for yourself on the NAR website.

This is important for the agents that would like to stay above the competition, or even in the running!

An internet presence is what the consumers of now, and the future, demand.

Comments (8)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Important message. We get a very good response from Localisms on ActiveRain. And, use your ActiveRain feed to post links on Twitter.

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Jun 22, 2009 03:12 AM
Cathy McAlister
Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento DRE#00648507

Thank you for posting.  When I am hosting an open house, I now always ask how they found the home.  Via sign or internet.  If internet, I then ask if they found on the MLS, company site or Zillow, etc.    It gave me great insight into how they are finding us and our homes.   

Jun 22, 2009 03:13 AM
Angela Zuyus
Keller Williams Realty-Abilene - Abilene, TX

Great suggestions!!! Thank you for your information!!!

Jun 22, 2009 03:17 AM
Cathy Tishhouse
RE/MAX Showcase Homes - Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Real Estate

I have a great presentation to show how much I do online to market a home - I am finding that I can speed though it as more and more seller's now consider this main stream - there was a time when I had to do more convincing - not the case now.

Jun 22, 2009 03:24 AM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Geez, if someone hasn't jumped on the "internet bandwagon" by now, I'm afraid they've missed the bus and have been left in the dust, and probably should start looking for another job!

Jun 22, 2009 03:28 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

I think, though, that we are way past "just having a website", and all of us need to be exploring the social media networking challenges, from a business perspective.  

Jun 22, 2009 03:45 AM
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

As a AR member I've found that Localism is a good place to be.

Patricia aulson/portsmouth nh real estate

Jun 22, 2009 03:45 AM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hello and welcome to Active Rain! I encourage you to learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences with all of us, enjoy yourself, and try to log in and join us in the Active Rain community as frequently as possible. I look forward to your future blogs and comments! Take care, --Kirk.

Jul 04, 2009 05:08 PM