demographics Archive

Real Estate: The New Face for Women’s Economic Empowerment

The typical REALTOR is a 57 year old female who is educated and a homeowner, survey says Move over Sheryl Sandberg, the Lean In circles may be great for corporate America but female entrepreneurs are making their own way....

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%...

Multi-Generational Housing: A Multi-Faceted Issue

This long-form article was written by Jessica Lautz, Director of  Member and Consumer Survey Research, for the Richard J Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTOR® University and is used here with their kind permission.  It first appeared in the...

The Millennials, Some Interesting Demographics

A lot has been written about the Millennial generation as related to housing.  A look at the facts finds data in variance with the conclusion that the emerging generation will not be buying houses.  However, they do appear to...