Roughly 42% of home buyers find the home they eventually purchase from internet research. 34% find the home through their real estate agent before searching the internet. These figures come from the National Association of Realtors 2013 report.
Many home buyers thoroughly search properties online and through mobile apps like Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin. Many of these sites do not have accurate information, but they are a good source for basic information. Local MLS websites are for more accurate and up to date.
Many home buyers consult friends, family, and neighbors for information on home buying and rely on their advice as far as where to buy and pointers for choosing the right home.
Real estate agents and brokers are the true experts on home buying. Choose a top real estate agent or broker to insure you get the right home for you and a good value too.