Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends


Since 2013, the National Association of REALTORS® has been writing the Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report. This report provides insights into differences and similarities across generations of home buyers and home sellers. The home buyer and seller data is taken from the annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

  • Younger Millennials are broken out in this report—at 11 percent they are now a larger home buyers group than the Silent Generation (7 percent).

  • Millennials overall remain the largest generation of buyers.

  • 1 in 4 Younger Boomer and Silent Gen buyers are single females

  • Older Millennials are most likely to have children under the age of 18 in the home at 69 percent.

  • Gen Xers are now most likely to buy a multi-generational home at 16 percent.

  • Younger Millennials purchase homes through agents, with the highest share of any generation at 92 percent.