Who’s Looking?


Who hates moving? Right, everyone. What about actually looking for that new place to live? A majority as well. I know this and so does my company Vesta Preferred. We work with clients to help make apartment hunting a breeze and keep you stress free for the other aspects of your life. Hell, we’ll even drive you through the traffic stricken streets of Chitown so you don’t have to worry about playing Twisted Metal with cab drivers. That being said, a surprising number of people still choose to wade into the thick themselves and find their own apartments. There are hundreds of places that you can do this but a majority happens online with different sites like Craigslist, Domu, Hotpads, and Trulia. One of these draws in users with all kinds of innovative ways to look at real estate data which, face it, can be downright boring.

I stumbled upon this pretty awesome interactive chart that turned out to be fairly useful for myself when advertising apartments online. The chart allows you to look at what day and time during the week most people are looking for housing. You can break it down to individual states and even separate by computer or mobile searches. Here is one for Illinois:

Just a quick look at this shows me that a surprising amount of people looking for homes are doing little to no actual work at their jobs. Lucky for you I’m posting these after the workday is over, otherwise you would probably be reading this at work too. I did a quick comparison with my home state of Michigan and found out that us Michiganders are more likely to wait until later at night to even remember that we might need to move soon.

Play around with this thing a little and see how different things are all over the country. If anything, the bright colors will keep your attention for a couple of minutes.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and I’ll see you next week. And Illinois, get back to work! Unless you’re like Vesta, tirelessly searching the Interwebs to help out renters. Send me a message if YOU need help!



One comment

  1. Interesting article. I own a realtor rating site and find myself reading blog articles like these on my off time. Keep the articles coming.. I’ve subscribed to your feed and will put your link in my weekly newsletter. Thanks!

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