The National Association of Realtors has discovered that younger homebuyers (under 33) and older homebuyers (33 and over) choose a real estate agent for very different reasons.

Younger buyers are more likely to:
Select an real estate agent predominately based on referrals from friends, neighbors or relatives
Value an real estate agent's honesty and trustworthiness
Need education on the real estate process as a whole
Older buyers are more likely to:
Use an agent involved in their previous home sale or purchase
Find their home through an real estate agent

 

NAR also found that overall, 74% of buyers say they would definitely use the same agent again or recommend them to others!

 

Value an real estate agent's neighborhood knowledge most

The National Association of Realtors also found that overall, 74% of homebuyers say they would definitely use the same real estate agent again or recommend them to others!  

Source: 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, July 2013.