Statistics Archive

Home Size & Energy Use

Who among us has chosen one appliance over another because it is Energy Star certified? We feel a sense of pride when we make such a noble choice for the environment, or, you know, for our wallets. A lot...
December 30, 2015

Finding Information About Your Market

Frequently we receive marketing related questions in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Library such as “What percent of the total budget should be allocated to marketing?” or “To which channels should those marketing dollars be directed?”, “What sources are...
September 10, 2014

Graffiti and property values

Every so often the library is asked to confirm or locate a report attributed to NAR that says graffiti lowers property values by 15 to 20 percent. Unfortunately this report does not exist, at least to the best of...
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February 10, 2014

Rural Versus Urban, Average Age of Homes, and Much More

Recently we received a research request from a member regarding national housing statistics and thought this presented a great opportunity to highlight some wonderful, *free* resources for housing and household statistics. For this project we researched answers to the...

Conversion Ratios and Cold-Calling

A member called us this week asking how many cold-calls would she need to make a week to be successful. Not such an easy question as a lot of factors come into play – what is successful? How good...
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April 5, 2013

Research on Modular Housing

Recently a member contacted the NAR library for research on modular homes, including their resale value and impact on adjacent property values. We provided articles, reports, statistics, and additional resources that may be helpful in building the case that...
October 10, 2012

Overpriced and no showings?

Here at NAR Information Central we frequently get asked to verify statements such as “If you have been listed for 14 days and have no showings, that means your home is overpriced.” Or someone has seen that NAR said...
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August 20, 2012

Value of For Sale Signs

Recently a member asked us for research on the value of For Sale yard signs. Looking back on our buyer seller surveys, the value of yard signs has only increased over the last 20 years. In 1995, only 37...
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June 6, 2012

The Average REALTOR® (Cont’d)

Our archivist saw my earlier post on the average REALTOR® and wanted to point out that NAR’s first member profile was conducted in 1949. While much has changed, several demographics – such as age – remain remarkably similar. Click...
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February 1, 2012

The Average REALTOR®

A member asked us this week how the ‘average’ REALTOR® has changed over the last few decades. The short answer is surprisingly not very much. Member Profiles in published form go back at least until the mid-1970s, but it’s a...
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February 1, 2012