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Am I a “normal” Realtor?

August 4, 2010

Tampa Bay Florida RealtorThere is an article in the August 2010 edition of Florida Realtor” magazine that caught my eye.

Find out how much you have in common with the typical Realtor in Florida.

You’re a normal Realtor in Florida if you have nine years of experience and a personal website, and you performed eight transactions in 2009. According to the 2010 Florida Realtors Member Profile, here are some other characteristics of Florida members:

  • 81 percent of members specialize in residential brokerage in Florida and have nine years of experience.

Yes, this describes me. I’m a residential Realtor with about 9 years of experience.

  • About two-thirds of all Realtors in Florida reported having a website, one in 10 members reported having a real estate blog and more than half use social media.

I have a real estate blog. You’re actually reading it now. I also have several other real estate sites including a Facebook page and Twitter account.

  • The median gross income of Realtors in 2009 in Florida was $34,000.

My gross income in 2009 was significantly above the median gross income.

  • The typical Realtor is a 54-year-old white female who attended college and owns a home. In fact, 56 percent of Florida members are female.

I’m a 41-year old white male with a BA in Business Administration, emphasis in marketing, from the University of South Florida. Yes, I’m a home owner.

  • The typical Realtor earned 18 percent of his or her business from past customers.

I earn well over 50% of my income from past customers and referrals. And if you’re one of them….thank you!

  • Realtors’ media business expenses fell to $4,960.

I spend more than this per year just advertising on Realtor.com.

The complete report is available online at floridarealtors.org/Research/index.cfm

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6 Responses to “Am I a “normal” Realtor?”

  1. Cape Coral Home Builder on August 5th, 2010 3:34 pm

    Hey Chris,
    I just came across your blog today; it looks like you are doing pretty well with your blog and social media in general, congrats!

    Nice blog post, I like the way you have taken an article from the Florida Realtor Magazine and put your own personal spin on it, taking each point and comparing it to your own circumstances.

    As you can probably tell from our name, we are Cape Coral Builders and if you have any clients interested in heading down this way we would love to take care of them for you. Our new homes start at $160,000. Thanks!

  2. Roch on August 16th, 2010 10:06 am

    I wish these would be published by CREA for Canadians REALTORS. I’m unsure if there would be more females or males in this field.

  3. Guardian Alert on August 17th, 2010 8:08 am

    Well I must not be a normal realtor according to the list. I would say that it does describe a lot of my co workers so I guess I am just abnormal!! Great blog and I think its a wonderful way to keep clients informed.

  4. Flower Mound Rental Homes on August 17th, 2010 4:29 pm

    I think that most “normal” realtors are going out of the business now. The ones that are still around all have a spouse that has a steady income. If you are surviving these days then most likely you are worth your salt as they say.

  5. Owner Financed Real Estate on August 25th, 2010 5:16 pm

    I guess im “worth my salt”… Either that or im having a great first year. I hope it’s not just luck and i have many years to come of being as successful as i have so far this year.

  6. Houses in Palmdale on August 26th, 2010 3:12 pm

    $34,000… Are you kidding? I can’t imaging working for only $34K.

    Who the heck wants to be normal or average? From what I can see Chris, you are way above average. Keep up the good work?

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