Agent vs. FSBO: NAR generational trends report shows record highs and lows

  • Real estate agents remain as popular as ever among consumers across generations, the National Association of Realtors' 2017 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends report shows.
  • Millennials and Gen X buyers are more likely to buy their home using a real estate agent than other generations.
  • FSBOs haven't budged from their record low of 8 percent.

They say some things never change. And despite the intertwined world we live in, made flat by the internet’s ability to increasingly cut out intermediaries and facilitate direct connections, consumers’ desire to work with a real estate agent appears to be one of them.