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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Women are more indecisive.... or maybe it's men.   No, no.... women, for sure it's women.

Or is it women who are more decisive... ?   No... indecisive, yeah, that's it... indecisive...  unless....

Jan 05, 2016 11:06 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Men are more decisive, overwhelmingly.

They say, "It's up to her. I can live anywhere."

Jan 05, 2016 10:10 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I find that women are more decisive and usually have a better feel for what is right for the family.

Jan 05, 2016 10:15 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One day  my wife says I am going out & if I find a home I like you better be ready.Two months later we moved in. Wifes do these things. That's all I know

Jan 05, 2016 11:05 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Lately, it seems women. Guys are more ego-invested in making a steal. Mama just wants that house!

Jan 05, 2016 10:08 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I found men to be more flexible about where they would live and women more specific about what they wanted and/or needed in a home.... except first time home buyers, who were usually quick to make a decision if the home met their basic needs and budget.  

Jan 05, 2016 11:16 PM
Toronto, ON

It depends upon the specific individual.

Jan 05, 2016 10:01 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I work with a lot of mature buyers and it seems the women make the decisions!  Men they mature!

Jan 06, 2016 01:25 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've found the women to be more decisive.  The majority of my Buyers have been women, very rarely with family.  The men seem to think there is something better still out there . . .

Jan 05, 2016 11:09 PM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

The person that sits in your front seat is typically the decisive one.

Jan 06, 2016 12:37 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Susan Laxson The men are more decisive in asking their Wife. They always say, "Happy Wife-Happy Life!"

Jan 05, 2016 11:54 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

In my experience, it can go each way.

Jan 05, 2016 11:52 PM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I find women are more decisive on the property and men on negotiating price and repairs.  

Jan 05, 2016 11:42 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Men are more likely to be impulsive. I would rather work with the women.

Jan 05, 2016 10:33 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I find that the women are quicker to commit but that could be that the men are thinking more long term and analyzing all the "what if's". At least my last couple of buyers have been that way and the women had to lead them to the decision.

Jan 05, 2016 10:17 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential



Are you trying to start trouble? I agree with Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041.

Jan 06, 2016 07:47 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I love the men's answers here.  I don't know why I have to read everyone else's answere prior to responding.  I was going to say the men!

Jan 06, 2016 04:59 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It seems that in most situations men defer to the women regarding the family hearth. That is, if the men get their three + car garage, maybe a man cave and their own office, a nice basement for a work shop, sometimes a yard big enough to throw balls, maybe a boat dock and so on... then, it's up to the women.

Jan 06, 2016 04:37 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't seen any difference in the overall scheme of things.

Jan 06, 2016 03:55 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I deal with a lot of single professional and both genders seem pretty equal. Everything changes in the couple arena. If the price is right the man is ready but has to defer to wifey for final answer.

Jan 06, 2016 03:08 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

difficult to separate the two.... could be 50/50

Jan 06, 2016 02:21 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am not fond of judging based on sex.  There are a lot of single men out there who buy homes.  It depends on the person, not the gender!  We are all so much more than our gender.  In our relationship, we make decisions jointly.  Neither one of us pushes for an outcome, if we have to push, we walk away.  A

Jan 06, 2016 01:47 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Men and Women compliment eachother sometimes in a joint also depends on the personality. Gender may not have much to do with that.

Jan 06, 2016 01:36 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Real buyers buy.

Real sellers sell.

Regardless of gender.  

Jan 06, 2016 01:33 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It seems like females are more detailed oriented, know what they want ( but can be flexible), and are quicker to decide.

Jan 06, 2016 12:32 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Who is the bread winner? 

The house husbands kind is the worst. They are using house hunting as an excuse for not go out getting a job.....

Jan 05, 2016 11:42 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

It seems that men take the lead, but they defer to the women for the final choice.

Jan 05, 2016 11:41 PM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

In my experience it depends upon who manages the money for the household.  

Jan 07, 2016 10:32 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Susan - This is a question where there is no good, or right answer, so I will refrain from answering.

Jan 07, 2016 12:26 PM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

It does depend. The wife may be the decisive one. She really wants the home but the husband looses it for her because he's such a great n̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶o̶r̶ low baller. 

She puts her foot down. "I'm not losing another one" and he offers full ask. They live happily ever after and when I see them he confirms with me how much it's gone up. 

Jan 07, 2016 10:02 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

That's a no brainier.  Depends on who ask

Jan 06, 2016 10:49 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Fifty fifty is the safest bet, but I lean toward the woman by a thread!

Jan 06, 2016 09:19 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Susan. I never really paid much attention, but would suspect that it would be women.

Jan 06, 2016 06:14 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Susan Laxson - good question.

It usually depends - and I can find out who is more dominant partner in the search of home or in selling homes.

You just have to observe the subtle signs....

(And if it is a generic question - I'd say Women are more decisive on what they want or don't want!)

Jan 06, 2016 02:23 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I don't think this is a gender determination

Jan 06, 2016 12:04 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In a couple, the woman is usually the decisive one.  Men alone can be decisive, but more selective.

Jan 06, 2016 12:01 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It's easier for the woman to make up here mind. The man gets too technical about EVERYTHING!

Jan 06, 2016 11:32 AM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

In m experience it is 50/50.  Some men know exactly what they want.  Some men want whatever their wife wants.  Some women know exactly what they want.  In my case it was important to me that my husband have what he wanted and he had some very good ideas, so it was fine with me.

Jan 06, 2016 10:37 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

In my experience I've found that women tend to be more decisive and more eager to pull the trigger once we've found the right home.  

Jan 06, 2016 09:40 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We all have masculine and feminine qualities about us, it is just our decision which becomes dominant in the buying phase.

Jan 06, 2016 08:12 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the couple and the person.  Typically, both have things they are decisive about in homes and it's a group decision sometimes involving kids.

Jan 06, 2016 06:18 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

No . . . people are indecisive and I don't think it runs the ranks of gender.  However, I do think couples are more indecisive then single folks.  If I have to listen to another couple spend 10 mins talking about where they are going to put the dining table and will it set 6 or 8 in that location . . . yeah.  

Jan 06, 2016 05:49 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Every couple is different.

Mar 18, 2019 06:48 PM
Tamara Liggins
Keller Williams Realty, Saint Louis Call Me today at 314.677.6104 - Florissant, MO
Bringing Buyers & Sellers to Homes!

I think men are more like stop dragging me around whatever you want I want. Women look at the bigger picture and it makes them appear more indecisive I call it cautious. I was the opposite buying my home and got tired of looking, pulled the trigger and hubby was like if you want it I want it.

Feb 03, 2016 03:32 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

I find that men are more decisive than women 99% of the time

Jan 11, 2016 02:01 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Smart women let the guys think it was their decision! But sometimes smart guys let the woment think the same. Lots of psychology when making big decisions!

Jan 09, 2016 11:51 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends on the individual.

Jan 08, 2016 08:51 PM
Jack Gerbehy
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

My ethics don't allow me to answer that question :)

Jan 06, 2016 06:23 AM