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October 21, 2021

Current Housing Inventory and Migration Patterns in Post-COVID 19 America

The real-estate development sector has held a steady rise during the pandemic in North Carolina and other regions across the nation. The housing market especially has roared over the last year, with buyers struggling to find their perfect home. Much has changed as a result, including buyers’ and sellers’ preferences, the home search and selling process, and relationships with agents, with both parties looking for innovative ways to enter the market. With the shift in demographics, many potential buyers have been left out.

The lack of housing inventory has undeniable implications on businesses and their workforce, on top of an already stressed talent supply pipeline. Now that the market is showing signs of normalization, what comes next?

In collaboration with the Raleigh Regional Association of  REALTORS®, the NC Chamber is hosting a complimentary webinar: “Current Housing Inventory and Migration Patterns in Post-COVID 19 America” to review trends in real estate and their effects on our communities statewide. This webinar is open to public – register here.


Speaker: Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at the National Association of REALTORS®

The core of Jessica’s research focuses on analyzing trends for both NAR members and housing consumers. Through management of surveys, focus groups and data analysis, she presents new and innovative ways to showcase results. Jessica discusses research findings in major media outlets and international presentations. In 2021, Dr. Lautz was named one of Housing Wire’s Women of Influence, a list representing 100 of the most influential women in leadership in the housing industry. She also volunteers at Nottingham Trent University as an industry fellow mentoring real estate graduate students.

Jessica received her Doctorate of Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. She also holds a Master’s in Public Policy from American University and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Law and Justice from Central Washington University.

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Thursday, October 21
10:00 amWelcome Remarks
10:10 amPresentation
10:45 amQ&A
1:00 pmEvent Conclusion