1 in 3 homebuyers making offers sight-unseen: Takeaways for real estate agents

  • The proliferation of property information, imagery, neighborhood data and new technology is likely giving buyers more confidence to bid on homes without visiting them in person.

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With properties selling like hotcakes, one out of three recent homebuyers made an offer on a home without seeing it in person, according to a new survey from high-tech brokerage Redfin. The finding underscores how leveraging new marketing technology and serving up as much property data and imagery as possible can benefit agents while marking a striking generational shift toward pulling the trigger from afar.