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May 2021 NAR SentriLock Home Showings Report Highlights

The new May 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 up 24% year-over-year. Sentrilock showings were 1,030,784 in May 2021, up from the 828,611 recorded in May 2020. Showings rose in every region except the Midwest region, according to data from SentriLock, LLC, a lockbox company. Total U.S. SentriLock cards rose 19% year-over-year to 218,290. At a national level, showings per card increased 5% 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 Diffusion Index, January 2008 to January 2021

The Northeast region recorded an 111% year-over-year change in showings

Northeast region year-over-year showings for May represents an 111% increase. Sentrilock cards increased from the prior month (10,773) to 10,908 in May 2021.

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

The Midwest region showings decreased 1% year-over-year

Midwest Region showings decreased 1% year-over-year in May. The Midwest totaled 289,087 showings in May, up from April's 285,471.

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

The South region showings increased 12% year-over-year

The South region recorded 341,915 showings in May, which represents a 12% increase year-over-year and an increase from April 2020 (338,246).

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

West region showings increased 71% year-over-year

The West region recorded a 71% year-over-year increase in showings. Showings increased to 384,564 in May.

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

View the home showings report in its entirety. 

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