In finishing the Generational Trends report provided by the National Associaition of Realtors; Younger buyers were predominately referred to their agent through a friend, neighbor, or relative, while older buyers were more likely to use an agent again that they previously used to buy or sell a home.  (Makes sense!)

Overall 88 percent of recent buyers financed their home purchase.  Nearly all (97 percent) of Gen Y buyers financed compared to just 55 percent of Silent Generation buyers.

Among rthe generations, Gen X (29 percent) is the largest group who are recent home sellers followed by both Older Boomers (22 percent) and Younger Boomers (21 percent).

Younger sellers are more likely to use the same real estate agent or broker for their home purchase than older sellers, as they are typically moving closer to their previouse residence.