Diversity Archive

Are Unfair Housing Practices Occurring in the Real Estate Market?

When the National Association of REALTORS® receives a bundle of inquires on a specific topic, its Research and Statistics Department is often asked to conduct a survey of its members to learn more about emerging topics affecting the real...
April 5, 2016

The Profile of Homeowners and Renters by Metro Area

Based on the American Community Survey 2014, the typical homeowner is 45-54 years old, married, and lives in a single-family detached unit. In contrast, the typical renter is 25-34 years old living alone in multi-unit structures (mostly with 5-9...

How are first-time homebuyers becoming more diverse?

Using data from NAR’s 2006-2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we can examine how the demographics of first-time homebuyers have changed over the last 9 years. What do these numbers show us about the diversity of buyers, and...

Diversity of REALTOR® Members

Looking at data from NAR’s 2005-2014 Member Profile, we can see how the demographics of our members have changed over the last 10 years. Gender of REALTORS®: Since 2005 the distribution of gender has remained predominantly female. On average 42%...