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

October 30 2016

The National Association of REALTORS® has been releasing their profile of home buyers and sellers for 35 years now. In anticipation of 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 percent of all buyers used the internet to search for a home. In 2015, that number increased to 92 percent! No wonder it's so important for Realtors 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?

ixact Housing Then and Now 2015

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