What Buyers Do First One-third of home buyers go online first to look for properties, according to National Association of Realtor’s 2007 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. One-fifth of all buyers contact a real estate agent first. At least half of all home buyers reported using a combination of sources to gather information about their upcoming home purchase – real estate professionals, the Internet, yard signs and print newspaper advertisements. In Other News…In this weeks meeting, the Maine Real Estate Guru’s have announced that MREIS will be allowing the property addresses to be displayed with all listings to accommodate online mapping features. This is only if the sellers wish to have their address made public.Also MREIS, Maine Real Estate Information Services, is making plans to have a public IDX(MLS) search web site. Details have not been set. Stay tuned for more information on Maine Real Estate news.