Demand for Properties Continued to Expand Faster than Supply

Buyer demand for residential homes continued to outpace supply in February. The Buyer Traffic Index rose to 64 while the Seller Traffic Index essentially stayed at 39 based on information in the February REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Survey.

In many areas of the country REALTORS® reported low inventory levels of homes for sale. Tight inventory conditions have been cited as leading to higher prices and reduced time on market.

Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research

Jed Smith is Managing Director, Quantitative Research with the National Association of Realtors®. He has worked on real estate issues for the past 20 years, providing input on a variety of housing, commercial real estate, tax, and planning issues. Recently he has been involved in several international studies.

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