Multifamily search trends from more than 170,000 business listings correlate with the nationwide rise in mortgage rates
Rio SEO, the leader in providing an all-in-one local marketing platform proven to increase online visibility, released national consumer search behavior last month, revealing the first increase in all conversion metrics in the multi-family industry since March 2022.
Apartments and multifamily homes saw a 26.28% increase in average business listing views, a 21.32% increase in average search queries, a 16.48% increase in average listing clicks, an increase of 18, 56% in clicks into website and a 16.24% increase in clicks for directions, month-over-month.
According to the NRP, rising mortgage rates are making it more expensive to buy a home and forcing prospective homebuyers to stay in the rental market. Residential occupancy is at an all-time high of 97.6% and there is a severe shortage of rental housing in almost every major city nationwide, further supporting Rio SEO’s findings.
“It’s encouraging to see the multifamily industry take a turn this month after a turbulent second quarter,” said Ryan Weber, director of client success, Rio SEO. “Since the pandemic, prices in major cities like Seattle, Philadelphia, D.C., Boston and New York have skyrocketed, pushing people to find housing outside of the city or even have to relocate to live within expensive city limits.”
Additionally, professional services, financial services, hospitality, sit-down and quick service restaurants, multi-family homes, and healthcare industries saw a collective increase in average business listing views, total searches, and driving directions clicks month-over-month.
Rio SEO also reviewed year-over-year trends and saw steady increases in average ad views and average search queries across most verticals. Service and finance companies, healthcare brands, sit-down and quick service restaurants, and retailers all saw an increase in average searches, list views, and clicks for directions, including:
“Even as talk of a possible recession looms, we have high hopes that consumers will remain resilient and support the economy as inflation spikes,” Weber added. “We’ll be on the lookout for signs of a recession, but for now, consumers are enjoying the summer and looking forward to traveling and exploring in person.”
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