(NAR) -- NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: Home Buyers and the Real Estate Agent:
- Eighty-nine percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker—a share that has steadily increased from 69 percent in 2001.
- Forty-one percent of buyers found their agent through a referral from a friend or family member and 9 percent used an agent they had used before to buy or sell a home.
- About two-thirds of recent buyers only interviewed one agent before they found the agent they worked with.
- Nearly nine in ten buyers would use their agent again or recommend to others.