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About one-in-five REALTORS® closed a commercial sale for international clients

On the global front, the past year has experienced an improvement in economic conditions. It was not long ago that developed economies were grappling with economic weakness, as central banks reached for unprecedented negative interest rates to stem the...

Investors Still Active: 15 Percent of Homebuyers in February 2017

Despite rising prices, the share of investor and vacation home buyers has held steady in the past two years, with investors making up 15 percent of existing home buyers in February 2018, according to the February 2018 REALTORS® Confidence...

Home Sellers Had 2 to 3 Buyer Offers in 2017

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, seller’s agents who closed a sale are asked “How many offers were received for the most recent property you sold in the past month? Among seller’s agents who closed a sale in December...

Distressed Sales Slid to Six Percent of Residential Sales in March 2017

With rising home values, improved economic conditions, and fewer foreclosures, the share of sales of distressed properties has generally continued to decline. Distressed sales accounted for six percent of sales in March 2017 (seven percent in February 2017; eight...

Social Network and Housing Markets: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

Becoming a homeowner or investing in a real estate property is one of the most important personal and financial decisions a person will make in his lifetime. In a world when social media and the increasing access to the...