International Women’s Day 2017

Bobby and Lindsey
Published on March 9, 2017

International Women’s Day 2017

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 2016 Member Profile.

Women in Real Estate:

  • Women make up 62% of all Realtors®, with women making up 56% of licensed brokers/broker associates, and 66% of licensed sales agents.
  • Thirty-three percent of women members are between the ages of 50 and 59.
  • Women members were most likely to be married, at 68%, 18% were divorced, 7% were single/never been married.


  • Thirty-two percent of women members have completed some college.
  • Fourteen percent of women members hold an Associate’s degree, 29% hold a Bachelor’s degree, and 10% hold a Master’s degree/MBA/law degree.

Real Estate Career:

  • For 76% of women members, real estate is currently their only occupation.
  • Fifty-eight percent of members who have been active as a real estate professional for 16 or more years are female.
  • In a typical work week 54% 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%
    • Healthcare: 7%
    • Homemaker: 7%

For more information on International Women’s Day check the out the United Nation’s events page.

More information on REALTORS® is available in the International Women’s Day Infographic and 2016 Member Profile.

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