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February 2021 NAR SentriLock Home Showings Report

The new February 2021 NAR SentriLock Home Showings Report indicates that there was an increase in nationwide foot traffic on a month-over-month basis. Nationally, Sentrilock home showings were down 1% year-over-year. Sentrilock showings were 792,559 in February 2021, down from the 804,591recorded in February 2020. Showings rose in the West region, but declined in the Midwest, South and Northeast regions, according to data from SentriLock, LLC, a lockbox company. Total U.S. SentriLock cards rose 16% year-over-year to 212,094. At a national level, showings per card decreased 15% year-over-year.

Line graph: Percent Year Over Year Change in U.S. SentriLock SentriKey® Showings, January 2009 to January 2021
Line graph: Historical U.S. Sentrilock Sentrikey® Showings, January 2008 to January 2021

The Northeast Region recorded a -36% y/y percent change in showings

Northeast region year-over-year showings for February represent an 36% decrease. Sentrilock cards increased from the prior month to 10,245 in February 2021.

Line graph: Northeast Region Year Over Year Percent Change in Sentrilock Sentrikey® Showings, January 2009 to January 2021

The Midwest Region showings decreased 24% y/y

Midwest Region showings decreased 24% year-over-year in January. The Midwest totaled 203,958 showings in February.

Line graph: Midwest Region Year Over Year Percent Change in Sentrilock Sentrikey® Showings, January 2009 to January 2021

The South Region showings decreased 15% y/y

The Southern Region recorded 248,481 showings in February, down from the prior month and represents a 15% decrease on a year-over-year basis.

Line graph: South Region Year Over Year Percent Change in Sentrilock Sentrikey® Showings, January 2009 to January 2021

West Region showings increased 45% y/y

The West Region recorded a 45% year-over-year increase in showings. Showings increased to 328,534 in February.

Line graph: West Region Year Over Year Percent Change in Sentrilock Sentrikey® Showings, January 2009 to January 2021

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