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Member Profile – Firm Affiliation

Consistent with past surveys, more than half of REALTORS® are affiliated with an independent non-franchised company. Brokers and broker associates (62 percent) are more often affiliated with an independent non-franchised company than sales agents (47 percent). One in three...

Conditions in Several Metro Markets Point to a Rebound in Remodeling Activity

Based on local market conditions in 2009-10, several metropolitan areas appear well-positioned for an upturn in remodeling activity. While many of the stronger metros are among the traditional top-spending markets – such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Chicago –...

Hours Worked Per Week

The typical REALTOR member works 40 per week in real estate. 60 percent of members work more than 40 hours per week, an increase from 2009. Managers typically clock in 50 hours per week and broker-owners who do not...

American Attitudes about Mortgage Interest Deduction

Over one-third of homeowners report the mortgage interest deduction helps their family very much or a great deal in today’s economy. Over half of homeowners report that owning a home would be less attractive to them if mortgage interest...

Homeownership Viewed as Positive Experience

Homeowners and renters agree that owning a home is a positive choice. A majority of homeowners and a sizable percentage of renters agree or strongly agree that owning a home provides a healthy and stable environment for raising a...