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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated internationally on March 8th each year. It is a day to acknowledge the economic, political, and social achievements of women. In recognition of this day we can examine the profile of women Realtors® using the 2014 Member Profile.

Women in Real Estate:

  • Women make up 57% of all Realtors®, with 53% licensed as brokers/broker associates, and 62% licensed as sales agents.
  • 62% of women members are between the ages of 50 and 59.
  • Women members were most likely to be married making up 68%, 19% were divorced, 6% are single/never been married, and 6% are widowed.

Education:

  • 35% of women members have completed some college.
  • 28% hold a Bachelor’s degree, 12% hold an Associate’s degree, and 10% hold a Master’s degree/MBA/law degree.

Real Estate Career:

  • For 81% of women members, real estate is currently their only occupation.
  • 55% of women members have been active as a real estate professional for 11 or more years, 31% between 3 and 10 years, and 14% have been active for 2 or less years.
  • In a typical work week 57% of women members work over 40 hours.
  • Only 4% of female members have cited real estate as their first career.
  • Some of the previous occupations help by women members include:
    • Management/Business/Financial: 18%
    • Other: 16%
    • Office Admin Support: 15%
    • Sales/Retail: 14%
    • Homemaker: 7%
    • Education: 7%

For more information on International Women’s Day check the out the United Nation’s events page.

Find more information on Realtors® in the International Women’s Day Infographic and the Member Profile.