NAR to release revised home-sale stats

Benchmark revisions won't affect median price, months of inventory

The National Association of Realtors on Wednesday will issue revised estimates for existing-home sales going back five years, saying the formula it had been using to adjust the sales data it collects from multiple listing services had drifted out of whack and was overestimating sales.

The benchmark revisions to existing-home sales data will show fewer homes changed hands than NAR had previously reported, the trade group said. But the revisions will show little change in previously reported trends in home sales, and no change in median home price, NAR said.