2021 Agent Rankings Now Live!

RealTrends + Tom Ferry announce the 16th annual The Thousand list of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams.

Market Leaders

Ranking the top residential real estate firms in over 160 different metropolitan markets.

Florida Realtors® leaders advocate for affordable housing

It sounds simple: housing trust funds should be used for affordable housing. Florida Realtors wants a constitutional amendment securing this.


The RealTrends monthly newsletter is known as the trusted industry source for information on trends, strategies, analysis, people and news shaping the real estate industry of tomorrow.


ShowingTime’s National Showing Index exhibits 5.7 percent year-over-year increase as demand exceeds inventory

Key Points:

• Despite a lack of inventory, buyer activity rose to its highest level since the inception of the ShowingTime Showing Index®

• South (8.2 percent) posts highest regional increase, while Midwest recovers from slight February decline to exhibit 6.8 percent gain

• Northeast (4.7 percent) maintains upward trend, while West (-1.4 percent) declines for second consecutive month

• ShowingTime combines showing data with findings from its MarketStats division to provide a set of benchmarks that track demand for active listings throughout the country

Showing activity across the U.S. increased 5.7 percent in March to reach its highest point in the four years the ShowingTime Showing Index® has documented buyer demand, highlighting how the lack of housing inventory continues to impact the residential real estate industry.

The South and Midwest regions outpaced the nationwide increase, with the South Region posting a regional-high 8.2 percent year-over-year increase. The Midwest Region exhibited a 6.8 percent jump in showing activity, recovering from a slight decline in February.

READ MORE: Download the May Newsletter 

Buyer demand also increased 4.7 percent in the Northeast Region, while the West Region (-1.4 percent) saw a slight year-over-year decline for the second consecutive month.

ShowingTime Chief Analytics Officer Daniil Cherkasskiy said unprecedented low inventory and the start of the historically busy spring season contributed to the Showing Index reaching a record high. The Showing Index was established in April 2017 but tracks residential real estate demand since January 2014.

“The trend of increased showing activity has continued, and we’ve now reached an all-time high since the initial index value was set,”

Cherkasskiy said. “The unprecedented low housing inventory has resulted in more demand per listing throughout the country.”

The ShowingTime Showing Index, the first of its kind in the residential real estate industry, is compiled using data from property showings scheduled across the country on listings using ShowingTime products and services, which facilitate more than 4 million showings each month.

The Showing Index, released the third week of each month, tracks the average number of appointments received on an active listing during the month. Local MLS indices are also available for select markets and are distributed to MLS and association leadership.

To view the full report, visit www.showingtime.com/index.

About ShowingTime

ShowingTime is the leading showing management and market analytics provider to the residential real estate industry. Its MarketStats division provides interactive tools and easy-to-read market reports for MLSs, associations, brokers, agents and other real estate companies. ShowingTime products are used in more than 250 MLSs and associations representing more than 900,000 real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada.

Most Popular Articles

2021 Market Leaders: Compass, flat-fee brokers make noise

RealTrends Market Leaders ranks the top residential real estate firms in over 160 different metropolitan areas based on 2021 RealTrends 500 brokerage rankings.

Jul 22, 2021 By