US Broadband Penetration Climbs to 78.5% Among Active Internet Users - January 2007 Bandwidth Report
Despite President Bush's promise of universal access to broadband by 2007 there are still areas within the US that have little or no coverage, according to DSLReports.com. In the UK, broadband has become cheaper than dial-up access according to Silicon.com. Meanwhile in the US broadband grew to 78.5% in December among active Internet users.
FEBRUARY 2007 - WebSiteOptimization.com
Making Every Pixel Count
IN real estate, a picture can be worth more than a thousand words. Much, much more. When selling properties online, agents and Web designers say that the pictures buyers see of houses and apartments for sale are often the first — and sometimes the only — chance for a seller to make a good impression. Less-than-flattering pictures can turn buyers off and lead to lonely open houses.
FEBRUARY 2007 - New York Times
US Broadband Penetration Nears 70% Among Active Internet Users
U.S. broadband penetration jumped 1.39 percentage points in March 2006 to 69.39% among active Internet users. Broadband penetration should easily break 70% by April 2006.
APRIL 2006 - Nielsen // Net Ratings.
Home Buyer & Seller Survey Shows Rising Use of Internet,
use of the Internet to search for a home has risen to 77%
Technology is transforming how Americans buy and sell homes in unexpected ways, including how they work with real estate agents and brokers, according to one of the largest surveys of real estate consumers ever conducted. The study was released today by the National Association of Realtors®.
JAN 17 2006 - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
US Broadband Breaks 60% among Active Internet Users
Broadband penetration in the US broke 60% for the first time in August. In August 2005, U.S. broadband penetration jumped 1.4 percentage points to 61.32% among active Internet users.
SEPT 29 2005 - Nielsen // Net Ratings.
Use of Internet by all home buyers rises to 70 percent
The Internet buyer has become the “typical” home buyer over the last few years, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ “2006 Internet Versus Traditional Buyer Survey,” released today. Since 2001, the share of home buyers using the Internet as an integral part of the home-buying process has nearly doubled to 70 percent.
MAY 18 2006 - California Association of Realtors.
Real Estate And Apartment Web Sites Jump 26% During Past Six Months
The continued interest in home and rental properties compelled 21.6 million Web surfers, or 15 percent of the active Internet population, to visit a real estate or apartment site during April 2005, spiking 26 percent from 17.1 million visitors six months ago.
MAY 16 2005 - Nielsen // Net Ratings.
54 million Americans have taken a virtual tour
A new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 45% of online American adults have taken virtual tours of another location online. That represents 54 million adults who have used the internet to venture somewhere else.
DEC 29 2004 - PEW / INTERNET.
"Your virtual tours make it much easier for me to get noticed
and attract new clients” - Bert
Oey, Alain Pinel Realtors, Sunnyvale
"We really appreciate your attention to detail and excellent customer service." - Ed
Lafosse, Lafosse Asset Management, Los Gatos