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The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey gathers on-the-ground information from REALTORS® based on their real estate transactions in the month. This report presents key results about market transactions.

RCI Highlights February 2021

  • Every home sold had more than four offers.
  • With little supply in the market, homes typically sold within 20 days (36 days one year ago), a record low since May 2011 when NAR started collecting this information from REALTORS®.
  • The share of first-time buyers declined to 31% (33% in the prior month, 32% one year ago).
  • The pandemic continues to impact how people live and work. A higher share of buyers, at 85%, purchased a property in a suburban, small town, rural, or resort area (80% one year ago).
  • Fifty-nine percent of REALTORS® reported they had potential buyers looking for work-from-home features such as an extra room, a finished basement, or a bigger home.  

Note: the REALTOR® Confidence Index is provided by NAR solely for use as a reference. Resale of any part of this data is prohibited without NAR's prior written consent.


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