Millennials Love Working with DC, Maryland Real Estate Agents

Did you know Millennials (the age group of those born between 1980 and 1995) love working with real estate agents? According to the National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, Millennials are the largest home buying generation in the U.S. and work with real estate agents more so than any other generation.

For instance, the Home Buyer and Seller Report found the following interesting statistics surrounding Millennials’ real estate behaviors:

  • 90 percent use a real estate agent to buy a home
  • 70 percent would use their agent again, compared to 63 percent of home sellers
  • 94 percent used websites to search for their homes
  • 51 percent of buyers found their home online
  • 75 percent of buyers used a real estate agent to walk them through the process

And despite the vast number of Millennials using an agent to buy or sell a home, they have the lowest percentage when it comes to using an agent again or recommending them to others (63 percent of home sellers).

Why is that? As stated by real estate news platform Inman, Millennials are harder to please than any other generation. They grew up with smartphones and the internet, thus they are different than any other real estate consumer.

Millennials are looking for the following in a real estate agent:

Texting, but also phone calls
More than any other generation, Millennials appreciate when their real estate agent communicates via text message. However, 75 percent of them also appreciate phone calls.

Homes online
Millennials appreciate browsing homes online more so than any other generation. The majority (58 percent) use iPhones, while 32 percent use Androids.

Website information
Millennials are more likely to use website information in their home search as well as throughout the buying and selling process. They want real estate agents who provide this readily and easily!

Honesty and trustworthiness
More than a quarter of this group of homebuyers look for agents who are both honest and trustworthy.

We understand how overwhelming choosing a real estate agent can be and The Estridge Group is proud to provide all of the above to homebuyers and sellers in the Metro DC area! If you are searching for a highly-rated real estate agent to walk you through the process this year, do not hesitate to reach out to us!