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2013 Firm Survey: Characteristics of Real Estate Firms

  • Eighty percent of real estate firms have a single office, typically with two full-time real estate licensees.
  • Seventy-nine percent of firms specialize in residential brokerage.
  • 32 percent of firms are LLCs, 29 percent are sole proprietorship, 27 percent are S-Corps, and 10 percent are C-Corps.
  • The typical residential firm has been operating for 12 years, while the typical commercial firm has been operating for 18 years.
  • For more on the 2013 Firm Survey, click here.

Jessica Lautz, Managing Director, Survey Research and Communications

Jessica Lautz is the Managing Director of Survey Research and Communications. Jessica analyzes data and writes annual studies such as the Member Profile, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the Commercial Member Profile.

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