demographics Archive

Rise in Member Age: No Stop in Sight

The median age of members has been rising since data collection started in 1978. In 1978 the median age of NAR members was 42, today the median has risen to 56 years of age. In 1978 the share of...

2013 Member Profile: Age of Members

The median age of REALTORS® continued its climb since 2007, and is now 57-years-old. In past years, median age hovered around 52. The incremental increase in age may be attributed to professionals staying in real estate longer and putting...

Did You Know: Pent Up Demand Among Young Adults Could Boost Home Sales by 200,000

In 2012, there were more than 71 million young adults aged 18 to 34 living in the US—more than the roughly 69 million when the baby-boomers were in this age group in the mid-1980s. The share of adults under...

RECAP: NAR Research’s Summer Webinar Series

This summer, NAR Research premiered a series of free webinars that took an in-depth look at several of our most popular surveys and profiles. Manager of Member and Consumer Survey Research Jessica Lautz led the webinars and discussed the...

#HBSGenerations Twitter Chat Recap

Last week NAR Research held a Twitter chat on home buyer and seller generational trends.  The information for this chat was taken from our recent 2013 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report, and echoes many of the observations...