Today is National Salesperson Day!
The first Friday of March honors the American professional salesperson for their hard work and dedication to the work they perform. Since 2000, National Salesperson Day is an opportunity to celebrate the 1.2 million members of the National Association of Realtors® as one of the most dedicated salespeople and brokers of any industry.
Realtors® serve their clients around the clock, on weekends and holidays, to make sure first time homebuyers are able to reach the American Dream and business owners can purchase their first office space.
In honor of Realtors® across the country, below are recent figures on their business characteristics from the 2016 NAR Member Profile.
Median transactions: 11
Median gross income – $39,200
Experience: median of 10 years
Occupation: 74 percent real estate full-time; 4 percent started career in real estate
Licenses: 65 percent sales agents; 21 percent brokers; 16 percent broker associates
Specialties: 73 percent residential sales
Future plans: 83% (84% last year) are certain they’ll remain in the business for at least 2+ years