ShowingTime Showing Index®

A Leading Indicator of Current and Future Demand Trends in the Real Estate Industry

September 2021

Showing activity declined again in September, according to the ShowingTime Showing Index®. For a look at daily showing data at the state/province level, click here.





Northeast Region



Midwest Region








September showing traffic dipped by 5 percent nationwide year over year, according to the ShowingTime Showing Index.

The Northeast Region saw the largest drop in activity, with a 7.5 percent decline in traffic year over year, followed by a drop of 5.1 percent in the West. A year-over-year decline was also seen in the Midwest, which saw a 4.3 percent fall. The South was the sole region to see a boost in buyer activity in September, with a 1.3 percent gain.


The ShowingTime Showing Index® tracks the average number of buyer showings on active residential properties on a monthly basis, a highly reliable leading indicator of current and future demand trends.

Our national and regional indices – seen as quadrants on a map of the United States above – are computed based on a representative sample of more than 100,000 listings from 25 local markets across the United States. Our methodology focuses on properties listed by agents subscribing to ShowingTime’s full appointment management solutions at the agent and office levels.

It includes all buyer showing appointments requested or logged across all ShowingTime systems including ShowingTime for the MLS, ShowingTime Front Desk and the ShowingTime Appointment Center.

We’re also developing localized versions of the Showing Index, which will be available in certain MLS markets.

“The best in the country in showing statistics.”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®