Lauren Bunting Associate Broker MD & DE

Who Are Realtors?

Thursday, August 04, 2022, Lauren Bunting

The National Association of REALTORS®’ released their annual Member Profile report for 2022 recentlyBased on a random sampling of NAR's membership, the Member Profile strives to answer the question "Who are REALTORS®?".


The report showed that REALTORS® increased their transaction sides and income over the last year. In addition, the thriving housing market has prompted more people to pursue a real estate career—NAR’s membership rose to an all-time high of 1.56 million in 2021, up from 1.49 million in 2020. For some perspective, one decade ago membership stood at the 1 million markIn Maryland, membership is a currently a little over 29,000, which is a 1% increase over this time last year. 


Here are some additional demographic trends among REALTORS® as well as business insights from NAR’s 2022 Member Profile:

• The typical REALTOR® has eight years of experience.
• The median age of REALTORS® was 56 in 2021, up slightly from 54 in 2020. Forty-one percent of the membership is over 60 years old while only 4% are less than 30 years old.
• The share of women in the industry jumped from 57% in 2010 to 67% in 2021.
• The majority of REALTORS®—87%—are independent contractors; only 5% are employees of a real estate company.
• The typical REALTOR® worked 35 hours per week in 2021. Those who work more tend to earn more. For example, the median annual income of REALTORS® who worked 40 to 59 hours per week was $85,400. It was $144,400 for those who work 60 hours or more per week but only $13,300 for those who worked less than 20 hours.
• Only 4% of members say real estate is their first career. Many REALTORS® come from various professional backgrounds, most notably management, business, finance, or retail.
• The typical REALTOR® earned 16% of their business from repeat clients, while 20% of their business came from referrals.


Lauren Bunting is a licensed Associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty of Delmarva in Ocean City, MD.

Lauren Bunting is an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty of Delmarva in Ocean City, Maryland.

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