The Mood Among 2012 Home-Buyers: Feisty

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On Saturday morning, Redfin surveyed 6,062 people who had toured a home with a Redfin agent since January 1, 2012. As of Wednesday at 5 p.m., 1,457 customers had responded. The survey screened out 126 people  who had no plans to buy this year, leaving 1,331 respondents.

The resulting data give us a uniquely broad, real-time portrait of this year’s home-buyers across 19 major metropolitan markets.

Their mood is, in a word, feisty. Of the people planning to buy within the next 12 months, more than half are either already under contract on a purchase or planning to be under contract within three months.

For the full report including data tables and charts, visit the Real-Time Market Sentiment in Redfin’s Research Center.

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Glenn is the CEO of Redfin. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. Glenn was raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our Why Redfin page.

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