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2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: Most Difficult Task for FSBO Sellers

  • Sellers are turning to agents to help sell their homes at higher rates than in the past – 88 percent of home sales were agent-assisted compared to 82 percent in 2004.
  • Only nine percent of recent sellers reported selling their homes as a FSBO – sales have dropped rapidly from 2003 when they were at 14 percent.
  • Understanding and performing the paperwork was the most difficult task reported by FSBO sellers, followed by getting the price right and preparing and fixing up the home for sale.
  • For a limited time, you can download a free copy of the 2012 Profile through the MVP Program. Click here for more information.
  • To view highlights from the Profile, click here.

TJ Doyle

Thomas “T.J.” Doyle is the Director of Social Media for NAR’s Communications Division. T.J. Doyle oversees NAR’s social media content, campaigns, and initiatives aimed at building and promoting online communities of value to NAR and its members. In his role, he advises and provides guidance to other NAR departments as how to best capitalize on opportunities for enhanced engagement on issues of interest to NAR and its membership. T.J. monitors and tracks NAR’s social media engagement efforts through a variety of software and programs, providing monthly reports to senior management team regarding engagement trends and relevant online conversations and actions taking place on blogs and other social media sites. Through this analysis of digital analytics the association’s social presence can evolves to best serve membership. T.J. has been at NAR for 10 years, previously serving as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Research Division. In that role, he focused on marketing the products and services the Research Division produces to members and non-members alike, while also overseeing the Research Division’s social media presence, promoting NAR Research to members, state and local associations, the media, Congressional staffers, and other real estate-related industry groups. T.J. is a proud graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and is currently pursuing a Masters from Georgetown University in Public Relations and Corporate Communications.

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