In a monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, NAR asks REALTORS®: “How do you view buyer traffic in your market?”. The map below shows the buyer traffic index by state. An index above 50 indicates that more REALTOR® respondents viewed traffic conditions as “strong” compared to those who viewed conditions as “weak.”
In many states, there were more local markets where buyer traffic was viewed as “strong” than “weak” over the period from December 2014-February 2015 (orange). The states with “weak” buyer traffic (blue) were mostly in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic which were hit by an unusually harsh winter. Buyer traffic was also reported to still be generally “strong” in Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Louisiana despite the deceleration in oil/gas exploration. However, buyer traffic was reported to be generally “weak” in Wyoming and South Dakota.