June 12th, 2014 3:04 PM by Melanie Mitchell - Team Lead/Listing Specialist
Buying a home may soon be at the top of every bride-to-be’s
wish list. That’s right—even more important than a huge rock or
According to a recent survey, nearly half
of the female respondents said they would be willing to give up a big
engagement ring, and instead use the money toward a down payment for a
home. Nearly 60% said they would skip a honeymoon in favor of a down
payment as well. The survey consisted of 1,000 people in committed
But what does this mean for your real estate business?
findings suggest that homeownership is an increasingly important part
of a relationship, especially among the first-time homebuyer generation
who are investing in their future.
means you may become an even bigger asset to a young couple looking to
buy their first home. They will rely on you to help them build the
foundation for the rest of their lives. It will also be crucial to
really hone in on what’s important to them, and where their priorities
are. For example, the study also found 73% of couples find location to
be the easiest thing to agree on, so you may have to focus on other details, like home size, price, crime rate and possible commute times.
information may come in handy soon—Zillow says millions of current
renters across the country want to buy a home this year.