Home Sellers Archive

Primary Reason for Selling Previous Home

This blog post was written by Brian Horowitz, Research Survey Analyst.  In 2005, the question “primary reason for selling previous home” was added to the Home Buyer and Seller survey.  Historically, the results have unfluctuating results with a few slight...

Government data show that home buyers are older than they used to be, but Millennials are on the horizon

New data about 2015 home buyers will be out later this week. Most of what we know about home buyers comes from the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers released by the National Association of Realtors® each November. The...

Halloween and Home Sellers

Home sellers decide to move for many reasons. Using the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we can discover these reasons as well as some surprising reasons for selling a home. While not the typical reason for selling,...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: April 2015 Survey Highlights

A monthly survey of  REALTORS®  about their transactions in April 2015 indicated a pickup in market activity and more widespread confidence compared to the situation in March  2015 and a year ago.  The April 2015 report is based on the...

Pent-Up Sellers?

For how long can people not move?  Historically home sellers lived in their homes for 6 or 7 years before deciding to put it for sale and make the next move.  That was not the case in 2014.  A...