Some people think that real estate is a pretty dry topic, but we couldn’t disagree more. Real estate is full of fun facts and interesting stats. In today’s post, we are going to share a few of our favorites. While these apply to markets across the country, they also apply to Briarwood real estate.
The average person living in the U.S. will move between 11 and 12 times in their lifetime.
Twelve times? It sounds like a lot, but as Briarwood real estate agents, we believe it. We see countless people moving to Briarwood from Manhattan in search of lower prices and a suburban vibe.
Approximately 97% of buyers will use the internet during their home search.
This statistic, reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), shows us how important it is to create attention-grabbing home listings. Photos, videos, virtual walk-throughs and well-written text should be a part of as many online listings as possible.
Half of the sellers who stage their home spend less than $1,000.
Staging doesn’t have to be pricey! Even tiny tweaks to your space, such as a DIY deep cleaning, a new furniture layout or a fresh coat of paint might make a difference in your home’s ability to attract buyers.
Nearly 80% of buyers prioritize a home’s location over its size.
A spacious home is lovely, but it doesn’t make up for a poor location. People who are looking at Briarwood real estate hit the jackpot in the location department! We live in a self-contained community with easy access to public transportation. Who knows? You might even score a little more space for your money!
According to the NAR, almost 60% of buyers would rather have a smooth commute than a large lawn.
What good is a sprawling backyard if you spend your evenings stuck in traffic on your way home from work? Fortunately, Briarwood residents can hop on the subway and enjoy an easy ride home from Manhattan.
We would love to share more real estate trivia with you! Contact Briarwood Realty today for more info on Briarwood real estate opportunities.