According to statistics released by Realtor.com, the official website of the National Association of Realtors, real estate web searches in the greater Fort Myers area increased by 57% in October 2008 vs. October of last year.
We are seeing similar trends on our www.greaterftmyers.com site. Searches with significant consumer interest are for short sale and foreclosure listings.
In the trenches, we are having significantly more success completing foreclosure transactions and recommend that prospective buyers focus on these these listings.
Consumer Search Trends Show Increased Interest in Real Estate by Potential Home Buyers [MarketWatch]