Statistics Archive

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

A FREE product that’s really worth something

NAR’s research group puts out lots of great reports. Some are free and some you have to pay for. Probably THE MOST POPULAR report is the annual NAR Profile of Buyers and Sellers. Here’s where you’ll find ‘where buyers...
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January 7, 2014

Real Estate Videos: Are They Worth the Effort?

We received a research request in the NAR Library on whether real estate listing videos prove worthwhile and of equal (or greater) value to photos. The answer to this question is somewhat subjective—what is true for one agent in...
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November 13, 2013

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...
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May 14, 2013

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

CE Exemptions for Age/Experience

A member recently asked us to research how many states offer exemptions from continuing education requirements for license renewal based on age or number of years in the business. A great resource for this research is our excellent State...
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January 28, 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

FSBO Information from NAR

Recently a member asked the library for more information on the For Sale By Owner market and how he might crack into it. We told him to start with our Field Guide to Working with FSBOs for the basics. A...
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June 27, 2012

2012 State of the Nation’s Housing

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies recently released its annual report, “State of the Nation’s Housing.” The report, now in its 24th year, concludes that most housing markets continue to show improvement with housing prices in some areas finally...
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June 25, 2012