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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