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Why Do You Want to Move?

Why do you want to move?  Why does anyone want to move? 

Whatever the reason, it's a good thing that people move -- it keeps me in business!

Arun Barman, Research Economist at the National Association of REALTORS examined U.S. Census data and drew the following conclusions:

  • 5.8 percent of those over the age of 16 moved, because they wanted to own a home rather than rent
  • 13.5 percent of people moved for some "other family reason"
  • 10.8 percent of people moved to establish their own household
  • About a fifth of people moved for a job related reason

Why Move?

Copyright National Association of REALTORS®. Reprinted with permission.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsBrian Block • May 17 2010 03:36PM


Good reasons all!  Different strokes for different folks.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

I do not want to  move! I am not going to put myself through the stress that buyers and sellers experience. Guess I will never be a success in Real Estate.

However I do love to sell all kinds of homes.


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing these stats.  All good reasons I see..

Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) about 8 years ago

As a homeowner, I'd make a really bad client.  I'm not moving!  After 15 years, I kind a like my humble abode.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) about 8 years ago

I have moved several times in the past 5 years and I am staying put for awhile.  Interesting facts here!  Thanks

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) about 8 years ago

That's why I say, "Keep movin'!" I've moved about a hundred times, so I know what they're going through.



Posted by Robin Rogers, CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser (Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas) about 8 years ago

Brian - indeed, most people move for family reasons - and Americans move more than anyone else in the world!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 8 years ago