profile of home buyers and sellers Archive

NAR Survey Data: Student Debt and Saving for Downpayment Among Successful Home Buyers

Twelve percent of homebuyers found it difficult to save; for first-time homebuyers, 20 percent found it difficult to save. Of those who had a hard time saving, 43 percent of home buyers and 54 percent of first-time buyers reported...

How Seller Sold Home, 1991-2013

The share of home sellers who sold their home without the assistance of a real estate agent was nine percent. Of that nine percent, forty percent knew the buyer prior to home purchase. Eighty-eight percent of sellers were assisted...

Where Do Buyers and Sellers Find Their Agent?

According to data found in NAR’s annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, home buyers and sellers consistently report they truly rely on referrals from friends and family to find an agent or they use an agent they had...

#2013HBS Twitter Chat Recap

On Tuesday, November 19, NAR Research held a Twitter Chat to discuss the highlights from the newly released 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Research’s Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, Jessica Lautz, discussed the latest info...

Characteristics of Home Buyers

The characteristics of home buyers has changed, likely due to tightened credit conditions. There is a higher share of married couples and a suppressed level of single buyers. There is also a lower than historical share of first-time buyers,...