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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January and marks the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday is also recognized as a day of service, and is an opportunity to serve your community. Based on data from the 2016 Member Profile and 2016 Firm Profile we can see how REALTORS® are volunteering in their community.

  • Seventy-one percent of all REALTORS® volunteer in their community, and the typical REALTOR® who volunteers is 52 years old.
  • Fifty-nine percent of REALTORS® aged 50 and older volunteer in their community.
  • Sixty-four percent of the REALTORS® volunteering are females, and 36 percent are males.
  • Fifteen percent of volunteers were fluent in a language other than English.
  • REALTORS® who volunteered typically had previous careers in management, business, or financial field were more likely than any other previous career to volunteer (16 percent).
  • Among firms there is encouragement of REALTORS® to volunteer.  Eighty-two percent encourage volunteering in the local community, 48 percent encourage volunteering with their local association, 28 percent encourage volunteering with their state association of REALTORS®, and 19 percent with the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Find more information on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and opportunities to volunteer in your area at:

For more highlights on REALTORS® view the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day infographic  2016 Member Profile and 2016 Firm Profile.

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