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Experience in Real Estate

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  • The typical member has 11 years of experience in real estate, down from 12 years in the 2011 survey.
  • Brokers who do not sell typically had the most experience at 25 years, while sales agents were typically the newest to the field with nine years of experience.
  • In 2011, 42 percent of REALTORS® earned between 50 and 100 percent of their income from their primary real estate specialty, similar to what was earned in 2010.
  • Those who worked more hours and those with more experience were also more likely to depend entirely on their real estate specialty.

Meredith Dunn, Research Communications Manager

Meredith Dunn, Research Communications Representative, manages Real Estate INSIGHTS, the Research Update, and assists in managing Research content on Realtor.org as well as on various social media sites. She also produces video content for the multimedia portion of the Research site.

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