Many writers assume that consumers’ use of the Internet will follow the development of Web sites by Realtor.com and other Realtor‐sponsored sites on the Internet. This study examined this proposition by surveying consumers’ Internet use in their home purchases. A model of consumers’ Internet use in home purchases is developed and tested. Results showed that fewer than 40 percent of the home purchasers ever used the Internet for real estate related information during their home purchases. Awareness of Internet real estate information, access to Internet, age, perceived effectiveness of Internet in home purchase, and satisfaction with Realtor are found to be important factors in determining consumers’ use of Internet during home purchases.
Littlefield, J., Bao, Y. and Cook, D. (2000), "Internet real estate information: are home purchasers paying attention to it?", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 17 No. 7, pp. 575-590. https://doi.org/10.1108/07363760010357787Download as .RIS
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