Typical homesellers… 2013 saw some changes

The National Association of Realtors compiles an annual profile of buyers and sellers. We took a look at characteristics of homebuyers in Minnesota and nationwide last week and today we take a brief look at homesellers.

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Sellers in 2013 were typically older, had a lower household income and were more likely to be married than in recent years.

Here are some other characteristics of 2013 home sellers…

  • How long typical seller lived in the home they sold
    • 8 years in Minnesota
    • 9 years nationwide
    • 6 years in 2007
  • Used a real estate agent to assist in the sale
    • 95% in Minnesota
    • 88% nationwide
  • Delayed selling because property was worth less than mortgage
    • 23% in Minnesota
    • 13% nationwide

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – EmailMinneapolis-St. Paul Seller's Agent


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