According to the Department of Labor, employment of real estate brokers and sales agents is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026. This syncs up with the average for all occupations; employment generally follows the overall health of the economy and the real estate market.

Here are some more real estate agent numbers, provided by the Department of Labor:

$46,410 – median pay annually

$22.32 – median pay hourly

444,100 – number of jobs available

The National Association of Realtors reports the following stats:

53 – the median age of realtors. The typical realtor is a 53-year-old white female who attended college and is a homeowner.

63% – the percentage of realtors who are female.

10 – median years of real estate experience by realtors.

4 – median years of tenure at realtors’ present firm.

91% – of realtors use social media to some extent.

52% – the most popular smartphone is the iPhone, followed by the Android OS (45%), and the Blackberry (3%).

$501-$2,000 – the amount that realtors invested in technology in the last 12 months. More specifically, 27% of agents and 21% of brokers.

54 – the age of the average home seller in 2015.

$100,700 – the median household income of the average home seller.

10 – the number of years the average home seller has lived in their home.

89% – the percentage of sellers who were assisted by a real estate agent when selling their home.

4 – the number of weeks the typical home was on the market before being sold.

64% – the percentage of sellers using a real estate agent who found their agents through a referral by friends and family.

25%– the percentage of sellers who used the agent they previously worked with to buy or sell a home.

70%– the percentage of home sellers who would definitely use the same agent again.

8% – the percentage of homes sold by owner (for sale by owner, or FSBO)  in 2015.

$185,000 – the average sale price of a home sold by owner.

$240,000 – the average sale price of homes sold with agent assistance.

The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) estimates that there are about 2 million active real estate licensees in the United States.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that, in 2015, 5,250,000 existing homes were sold, while 510,000 newly constructed homes were sold.

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