On average, Europeans view seven properties during their search for a home

The survey reveals that looking for a property does not have to be a time-consuming process: the majority of Europeans (68 percent) find their home within two months. Compared to other European countries, the Portuguese are by far the fastest. Every fourth was successful in less than one week. On the contrary, almost as many Austrians and Dutch people needed longer than six months to find a new home. On average, men decide quicker on a property than women.

The survey also shows that Europeans view seven properties on average before choosing one of them. Only four percent look at more than twenty properties. The UK and Turkey lead the way with ten properties, followed by Germany and Italy (nine properties), and Poland and Spain ranked in third place (eight properties). In Finland, only four properties on average are viewed before a decision is made. If interested parties consider renting an apartment they look at fewer properties (five on average), whereas in the case of buying one, they visit more properties (eight on average).

INFOGRAPHIC Duration of property search Europe

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On average, Europeans view seven properties during their search for a home