Looking at data from the 2016 Member Profile we recognize REALTORS® for their hard work and successes this Labor Day.

  • Sixty-five percent of REALTORS® are licensed as sales agents, 21 percent as brokers, 16 percent as broker associates, and two percent as appraisers.
  • The majority of REALTORS® specialize in residential brokerage at 73 percent, followed by commercial brokerage at two percent.
  • The typical member has been in the real estate industry for a median of 10 years, and has been at their present firm for a median of three years.
  • Ninety-six percent of REALTORS® were certain that they will remain active as a real estate professional during the next two years.
  • In 2015 the typical member had a median of 11 transactions, and a median sales volume of $1.8 million.
  • REALTORS® worked a median of 40 hours per week in 2015, with 57 percent working 40 or more hours per week.
  • Only four percent of members cite real estate as their first career, prior full-time careers include:
    • Management/Business/Financial: 16 percent
    • Sales/Retail: 16 percent
    • Office/Admin support: 9 percent
    • Education: Six percent
    • Healthcare: Five percent
    • Homemaker: Five percent
    • None, real estate is first career: Four percent
    • Construction and Government/Protective services: Three percent
  • For 74 percent of REALTORS® real estate is their only occupation. This percentage increases with experience. Eighty-six percent of members with 16 years or more of experience cited real estate as their only occupation.

View the Labor Day infographic and find out more about REALTORS® in the 2016 Member Profile.


Source: Economy

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This Article Appears Courtesy of Steven Diadoo

Steven Diadoo, Licensed Realtor in MN with BRIDGE REALTY and best-selling author of 'Road to Success' with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Board Member at Bowling for Brains Non-Profit 501(c)3 (Event to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association), licensed Realtor with Bridge Realty, Seen on DIY TV, Create Channel and PBS. For help buying and/or selling a house, please call (952) 270-6141 or Click here.