By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca
February 14, 2014 | © All rights reserved
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Realtor.com released its results of a survey which reveal that men and women are not created equally in Real Estate love.
At least when it comes to shopping for a home, it appears that men and women ‘crush’ on homes differently. A home crush is defined as a desire to visit the home again either online or in person.
"We conducted the survey to see how searching for 'the one' in real estate correlates to searching for 'the one' in love and found that they are very similar,” says Barbara O'Connor, chief marketing officer at Realtor.com, “Buyers have to evaluate crushes based on turn ons and offs and whether the homes is in their league, so they often find themselves spending a good amount of time checking out their crush online.”
Majority of those surveyed said they have crushed on a house before
69% of respondents said they have crushed on a home while only 31% said they have yet to find the one worthy enough of love.
The data suggests another similarity between real estate love and romance is that men tend to move from one crush to another quite easily while women were more likely to stick to a crush and get far more excited for appliances and fixtures. The front and back yard was where women and men seemed to be most similar with both sexes listing it high on their turn-on list.
Of those who had a crush on a home
Women were more likely to crush on homes that were out of their league financially.
41% said their home crush was out of their budget
59% said their home crush was within their budget
30% said their home crush was out of their budget
70% said their home crush was within their budget
How often men and woman establish a new crush on a home
29% said they crushed on a new home every week
29% said they crushed on a new home every month
17% said they crushed on a new home every three months
36% said they crushed on a new home every week
19% said they crushed on a new home every month
15% said they crushed on a new home every three months
Biggest turn ons for those who crushed
54% said that outdoor living spaces make them fall in real estate love.
42% said open floor plans.
29% look for curb appeal.
29% get excited for updated appliances and fixtures.
46% said that outdoor living spaces make them fall in real estate love.
40% said garages.
35% look for curb appeal.
30% said open floor plans.
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