Who is your typical friendly neighborhood real estate agent?


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2013 Member Profile Survey is based on a random sampling of NAR’s membership, to answer the question “Who are NAR’s real estate agent members?”

The survey examines a variety of economic and demographic characteristics, and business practices.

The latest findings include:

• The median gross income of an NAR-member real estate agent was $43,500 in 2012, up from $34,900 in 2011.

• Their median gross income of NAR-member real estate agent households was $99,400 in 2012, an increase from $94,100 in 2011.

• The typical real estate agent had a sales volume of $1.5 million in 2012, up from $1.3 million in 2011.

• In 2012, the typical real estate agent had 12 residential transaction sides – up from the previous year when the typical agent had 10 transaction sides.

• Also, 24 percent of residential brokerage specialists had at least one commercial transaction side in the last year.

• The typical real estate agent had one transaction side involving a foreclosure and one transaction side involving a short sale.

• Most, 87 percent of NAR-member real estate agents own their primary residence; 13 percent owned one or more vacation homes, 46 percent owned other residential properties for investment and 10 percent owned at least one commercial property.

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About the author

A DeadlineNews.Com Silicon Valley Contributing Writer, with a penchant for the quick, story-telling capability of infographics, Mark K. Hicks is broker/owner of The Seabrooke Group in San Jose, CA. Hicks, who takes a "client for life" approach to business, has more than 20 years real estate experience, including creative financing, foreclosure acquisition, probate sales and tax-deferred exchanges. Network with Hicks on LinkedIn.

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