What Will Homebuyers Compromise on in 2013?

by Peter Thomas Ricci

Compromise is an inevitable component of the homebuying process…or is it? A new NAR survey has tracked what homebuyers do – and do not – compromise on.


News flash: the homebuying process can be a darned frustrating experience.

You find a home in a great neighborhood, but it’s too far away from public transit; you find a charming house in the style your client wants, but the area’s schools are not up to snuff; you find a well-kept home in a nice area, but it’s too small.

All those things happen, but sometimes, your client compromises…or do they? What features in a home are clients more, or less, prone to compromise on? Using data from NAR, we put together the infographic below, which charts the layers of compromise in home purchases.