The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. Research Economist Gay Cororaton about the Index and what it means for members.
In recent years, NAR has heard concerns regarding a perceived shortage in appraisers, long turnaround times for appraisals, higher and/or rush fees in certain areas, and difficulty in bringing new appraisers into the profession. Earlier this year, NAR released the Appraiser Trends Study. Ken Fears talks with us about the survey's findings in this episode.
Despite all the changes technology has made in the housing market, the Sunday open house has undoubtedly been a tradition in real estate industry. In fact, it is a tradition that is still alive and growing, as Google search data shows. In this podcast, we speak with Research Economist Nadia Evangelou about open houses and what Google search data can tell us about open house trends.
In this podcast, we talk with research economist Gay Cororaton about the annual Profile of International Home Buying Activity, the top countries of origin for foreign home buyers, and how these buyers are using the services of REALTORS®.
The quarterly Business Creation Index (BCI) offers insight from commercial real estate professionals into whether businesses are opening or closing by industry, population density, and subregion. In this podcast episode, we talk with Research Survey Analyst Amanda Riggs on the latest results of the index and what they mean for REALTORS®.
Home staging: is it worth the effort? In this episode, Meredith Dunn, Research Communications Manager, and Brian Horowitz, Research Survey Analyst, talk with Brandi Snowden, Research Survey Analyst, on the results of the latest Profile of Home Staging (released last month).