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August 20, 2021

What Do the Demographics of Realtors in the US Look Like?

This data is provided by the National Association of Realtors. 

65% percent of REALTORS® are licensed as sales agents, 22% hold broker licenses, and 15% hold broker associate licenses.

The typical REALTOR® is a 55-year-old white female who attended college and is a homeowner.

64% of all REALTORS® are female, and the median age of all REALTORS® is 55.

Real-estate experience of all REALTORS® (median): 9 years

Median tenure at present firm (all REALTORS®): 4 years

Most REALTORS® worked 36 hours per week in 2019.

The median gross income of REALTORS® was $49,700 in 2019, an increase from $41,800 in 2018.


Median number of transaction sides in 2019:

Residential sides for all REALTORS®: 12

Residential sides for residential specialists only: 12

Residential sides for commercial specialists only: 3

Commercial sides for commercial specialists only: 6

Formal education of REALTORS®:

Some college: 28%

Bachelor's degree: 32%

Graduate degree and above: 13%

Associate degree: 13%

Some graduate school: 6%

High-school graduate: 7%

REALTOR® affiliation with firms:

Independent contractor: 87%

Employee: 5%

Other: 8%