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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 2017 Member Profile.

Women in Real Estate:

  • Women make up 63% of all REALTORS®, with 58% licensed as brokers/broker associates, and 68% licensed as sales agents.
  • Thirty-two percent of women members are between the ages of 50 and 59.
  • Women members were most likely to be married, at 67%, 18% were divorced, 9% were single/never been married.


  • 32% of women members have completed some college.
  • 30% hold a Bachelor’s degree, 13% hold an Associate’s degree,  and 11% hold a Master’s degree/MBA/law degree.

Real Estate Career:

  • For 76% of women members, real estate is currently their only occupation.
  • 60% of members who have been active as a real estate professional for 16 or more years are female.
  • In a typical work week 51% of women members work 40 hours or more.
  • 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: 15%
    • Sales/Retail: 14%
    • Office Admin Support: 13%
    • Education: 8%
    • Homemaker: 7%
    • Healthcare: 6%
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More information on REALTORS® is available in the 2017 Member Profile and the 2017 Choosing a Career in Real Estate report.


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