March 21, 2018, Chicago, IL – Home showings on the national level posted a 3.7 percent year-over-year increase in February, according to the ShowingTime Showing Index®, as high consumer demand continued throughout the winter and ahead of the spring market, real estate’s most important time of year for booking sales.
Buyer engagement via showings in the Northeast and South regions outpaced the national numbers, with the Northeast Region exhibiting an 8.4 percent year-over-year increase and the South Region experiencing a year-over-year increase of 5.3 percent.
Showing activity in the West and Midwest regions experienced slight declines in showing activity in February, with the West Region dropping 4.4 percent and the Midwest Region declining 0.4 percent compared to the previous year. The Midwest’s decline was its first in more than a year, while the slight drop in the West snapped a six-month growth period. Those numbers can be attributed to a very busy February 2017, ShowingTime Chief Analytics Officer Daniil Cherkasskiy said.