More people find their homes through the Internet than through agents

The results of the 2013 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers offer the latest evidence that homebuyers more commonly pinpoint homes that they ultimately end up buying through the Internet than through agents.

Asked what resources they used to search for homes, 92 percent mentioned the Internet, while 89 percent mentioned real estate agents. And asked how they first learned of the home that they purchased, 43 percent said from the Internet, while 33 percent said from a real estate agent.