Home Sellers Archive

Tenure in Home Has Steadily Increased in Last 30 Years

The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has collected data since 1985 on the median tenure a seller has remained in their home and the expected tenure for home buyers since 2006. In 1985, the median tenure for sellers...
October 13, 2016

Historical Low Time on Market to Sell a Home

Since 1987, NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has tracked the number of weeks on the market a home is listed. In 2014 and 2015, homes sold on the market at a median of four weeks. This is...
September 7, 2016

Demographic Trend Lines in Housing: Exciting? Yes! Here’s Why

This year the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers will hit its 35 year birthday.  A lot can happen in 35 years!  The benefit to collecting home buyer and seller data for 35 years is that demographic changes become...

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...