We know it's the US of A where these stats are from but they are relevant to our market and they are Zillow stats. It has been a decade of watching HGTV and all sorts of shows teaching us how and what to look for when buying or selling your home.
"The third annual Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends was released this week. One trend I thought was interesting was this idea of the DSIY “do some of it yourself” seller. After a solid decade of home improvement television and educational content online, it seems like sellers are tackling high impact work like home improvements (50%) and pricing research (39%) before contacting an agent, while still relying on agents to do the heavy lifting operations like paperwork (78%) negotiations (75%) and finding interested buyers (72%). Younger urban and first-time sellers are the most frequent DSIYers, a growing demographic of users “who work with an agent and participate in five or more selling activities close the sale almost two months sooner than sellers who do fewer than five activities.” I think the DSIY trend is a positive outcome that shows consumers are benefitting from educational real estate endeavors." excerpt from the Geek Estate.