There are around 2 million licensed real estate agents in the United States.
There are roughly 1.35 million active real estate agents in the United States. While 2 million professionals have real estate licenses only around 1.35 million pay for membership in the Realtor’s association. While this isn’t a perfect measure, it’s safe to say that only agents doing at least a deal or two annually find it worthwhile to pay for a membership in the Realtor’s association. Many agents maintain a license but do not work on transactions actively.
The average active real estate agent supports 7 home sales transactions across buyers and sellers each year.
Over 85% of the homes sold in the United States involve a real estate agent.
The average agent generates roughly $51,200 in annual commissions.
After brokerage expenses and other costs, the average agent takes home roughly $37,000 before taxes.