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How Many Houses Should Buyers 'Date' Before They Settle Down?

The 37 Percent Rule

How many people should you date before you commit to one? What about candidates to interview before making a decision? Parking spots to pass by before choosing?

How many homes should buyers look at before submitting an offer? How many offers should they review before accepting?

As with any decisions where comparisons are being made, committing is scary. If you commit too soon, you risk out on a better option down the road. Too late, and you may have passed up the optimal choice. Thankfully, there is a simple mathematical rule that may help home buyers consider how long to search and when it's time to decide.

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