What’s Changed in 35 Years of Real Estate Sales?

The National Association of Agents has been releasing their profile of home buyers and sellers for 35 years now. In anticipation for the release of their next profile, let’s take a look at some of the ways real estate has changed – and stayed the same – since the study began in 1981.

Reflecting on how things have evolved in real estate sales is an amazing reminder of the power of technology and how quickly it’s made an impact on the industry. In 1995, 2% of all buyers used the internet to search for a home. In 2015 that number increases to 92%! No wonder it’s so important for Agents to have an online presence.

Take a look at this infographic from NAR. Do any of these findings surprise you, or are they what you expected? With the way the internet has impacted real estate sales, are you as present as you should be?


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