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2012 Member Profile: Demographics

The 2012 Member Profile contains information on member business activity in 2011, member demographics and firm affiliation and business characteristics. Some demographic highlights:

  • The latest data shows that 60 percent of members are female, and the typical age of members is 56 years old.
  • The median age of NAR members has increased from 52 years in 1999 to 56 years in 2012.
  • Forty-eight percent of REALTORS® have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • The most common prior careers for members was in the management, business, or financial sector or in sales or retail.
  • Three-fourths of members report real estate is their only occupation and nine in ten own their own home.
  • For more highlights from the Profile, click here.

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