Being a REALTOR® Archive

Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Research Everywhere

On Wednesday May 15th, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Shannon McGahn gave an update on messages for meeting with Members of Congress that included several data points from Research reports and surveys, notably the 2018 Profile of Home...

Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Leading Edge Advisory Board

On Tuesday May 14th, Brandi Snowden, Director, Member and Consumer Survey Research, presented survey findings on Association benefits and services to the Leading Edge Advisory Board committee meeting. The Leading Edge Advisory Board’s goal is to provide feedback to...

Home Purchase Contracts Are Increasingly Being Settled on Time

More contracts are being settled on time, according to a survey of REALTORS® in the  May 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.  The monthly survey asks REALTOR® respondents: “Think of your most recent sales contract in the past 3 months...

UPDATED: Online Home Value Estimates Are NOT Appraisals

This blog was originally published on June 29, 2017.  It has since been updated to reflect new data. Consumers who are seriously in the home buying and home selling market should be mindful of a variety of competing home...

25-34-Year-Old Population Has Been Rising, But Not Household Formation

First-time homebuyers accounted for 31 percent of all home sales transactions of REALTORS® in May 2018, according to the  May 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The share of first-time buyers has hovered at about this level for most of...