Profile of a Real Estate Agent

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Coastal Realty

Who are real estate agents?

Well, according to the National Association of Realtors Member Profile for 2009 we are -

  • Median age 54
  • 60% are female
  • 72% are married
  • 96% are registered to vote
  • Median Gross Income $36,700.
  • Handled 7 Transactions last year
  • 35% visit social networking sites regularly

We embrace technology - email, pdf, smart phones, gps, instant messaging, computers. We are involved in our communities. We volunteer. And we Vote.

We would have to work 101 hours per week for 50 weeks a year at $7.25 minimum wage to earn the same amount. We love our family and friends. Real estate allows for a flexible schedule and we work hard. 43% of us work 40-60 hours per week.

We love what we do or we simply stop doing it. We are in the business of real estate not just being busy for the sake of being busy. Real estate is the one thing you can sell that everybody truly needs - shelter.

Are you ready to join in the real estate career?

The Real Estate Class is starting soon in Bedford and Portsmouth. Flexible schedule, no hidden costs, all books and materials included. Be ready to take the test in 10 sessions. Class guarantee allows you take the class as many times as you need to pass the test.

Sign up online at TheRealEstateClass.com

 

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Stephen Arnold
HomeSmart International - Scottsdale, AZ
CRS, GRI, SFR

Maybe the profession is not what is quite hyped up to be??  These #'s validate the fact that the top 10% of agents are doing 90% of the business!

Apr 01, 2010 06:47 PM #1
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Shannon Aldrich
Keller Williams Coastal Realty - Rye, NH
NH & Maine Real Estate Seacoast

9% make $75,000 - $99,000

8% make $100,000 - $149,999

3% make $150,000 - $199,999

2% make $200,000 - $249,999

3% make $250,000+

So its more like Pareto's principle - 80/20 - Top 20% of the agents are making 80% of the income.

Hype all depends on what you are hyping. This is more than a great career for anyone willing to work in it. And if you ned flexibility in hours or in a part time career - real estate is it, Unless you want to work 101 hours a week.

Apr 01, 2010 07:53 PM #2
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Ross Therrien
Prudential Verani Realty, Londonderry,New Hampshire - Londonderry, NH
Realtor, Broker Associate

Wouldn't go back to working a "normal" 9-5 even if you paid me.   20 years strong.

 

Apr 02, 2010 01:00 PM #3
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Butch Simoneau
ReMax American Dream/Broker Associate/CDPE,SRES,ABR,SFR,RDCPro - Smithfield, RI

If you love what your doing.....you are in the right profession. I too, will never work another 9-5.

Happy Easter to all !!

Apr 02, 2010 02:19 PM #4
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Latonia Parks
Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV - Fayetteville, NC
Military Relocation Expert

I love this profession and all it brings!!

Jun 15, 2010 11:35 PM #5
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Randy Dodd
Rosanna's Realty - Abilene, TX
Realtor, ePro, GRI, TAHS

Thats cool info, sounds correct. You got me to thinking ....

Jun 15, 2010 11:51 PM #6
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Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

I would say it still hold true today.  That is the nature of the beast.  

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