A Closer Look at the Characteristics of Florida Realtors Members
Each year, the National Association of Realtors does a survey of its membership. The latest facts and figures about Florida's members can be found in the report.
Here are some highlights from the latest report from 2021:
Business characteristics of Realtors
- Seventy-nine percent of REALTORS® were licensed sales agents, 11 percent held broker licenses, and 10 percent held broker associate licenses.
- The typical REALTOR® had six years of experience, down from seven last year.
- Thirteen percent of members had at least one personal assistant.
- Eighty percent of REALTORS® were very certain they would remain active as a real estate professional for two more years.
Business activity of Realtors
- In 2020, the typical agent had 10 transactions, the same as in 2019.
- The median sales volume for brokerage specialists decreased to $1.5 million in 2020 from $1.7 million in 2019.
- Lack of inventory was the the most cited reason limiting potential clients from completing transactions; followed by difficulty finding the right property.
- The typical property manager managed 35 properties in 2020, up from 34 properties in 2019.
- The typical REALTOR® worked 30 hours per week in 2020.
- In Florida, typical REALTOR® earned 13 percent of their business from repeat business and 18 percent through referrals from past clients.
Income and expenses of Realtors
- In 2020, 39 percent of REALTORS® were compensated under a fixed commission split (under 100 percent), followed by 22 percent with a graduated commission split (increases with productivity).
- The median gross income of REALTORS® was $33,750 in 2020, a decrease from $35,000 in 2019.
- In Florida, members with 16 or more years of experience had a median gross income of $62,500 and those with less than two years had an income of $8,200.
- The median business expenses were $4,080, down from $4,740 in 2019.
- The largest expense category for most REALTORS® remains vehicle expenses at a median of $1,040.
Office and firm affiliation of Realtors
- Fifty-nine percent of REALTORS® were affiliated with an independent company.
- Eighty-four percent of members were independent contractors at their firms.
- The median tenure for REALTORS® with their current firm was five years, an increase from three years last year.
- Seven percent of REALTORS® worked for a firm that was bought or merged in the past two years.
Technology and Realtors
- Fifty-nine percent of REALTORS® reported having a website for at least five years, and the typical REALTOR® has had a website for a median of seven years.
- Seventy percent of members were on Facebook and 54 percent on LinkedIn for professional use.
- The most common information found on REALTOR® websites, among all REALTORS®, was the member’s own listings and home buying and selling information.
Demographic characteristics of Realtors
- The typical REALTOR® in Florida was 55 years old and 88 percent at least attended college.
- Sixty-five percent of all REALTORS® were female, the same as last year.
- Seventeen percent of REALTORS® had a previous career in management, business, or finance, and 16 percent in sales or retail. Only four percent of REALTORS® reported real estate was their first career.
- Sixty-two percent of REALTORS® in Florida reported real estate was their only occupation now and pre-COVID-19, while 12 percent had another source pre-COVID-19.
- Seventy-seven percent of REALTORS® own their primary residence in Florida.
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