In 1995, Bill Gates predicted that real estate agents would become obsolete by the year 2000 because people would purchase their homes on-line. Today, Gate’s prediction is still wrong.
According to NAR, only one percent of all buyers purchased a home without viewing it first. In fact, 81 percent of all buyers viewed the homes they purchased between two and six times.
Home buying is an emotional process for most people. Looking at on-line pictures can never duplicate the sense of what it’s like to walk through the property. When it’s time to purchase, close to 99 percent of us want to see what we are buying in person.