Number of Real Estate Agents in the United States

According to the National Association of Realtors 2019

Monthly Membership report, membership hit a historic high in August of 2019 at 1,393,186 Realtors. Now Realtors are real estate agents who are members of NAR and adhere to the NAR code of ethics and pay their membership dues. I cannot find the number of real estate agents (licensed with their state) that are not actually Realtors, but I can tell you, l’ve met numerous Boston real estate agents that are not members of the NAR.  However, all most all of the large Boston real estate companies require its licensed agents to become a Realtor member as a requirement to work in their real estate firms.

Number of Real Estate Agents in the U.S. by year.

  • 2006 – 1.35 million
  • 2007 – 1.33 million
  • 2008 – 1.19 million
  • 2009 – 1.11 million
  • 2010 – 1.06 million
  • 2011 – 1.00 million
  • 2012 – .99 million
  • 2013 – 1.04 million
  • 2014 – 1.09 million
  • 2015 – 1.16 million
  • 2016 – 1.23 million
  • 2017 – 1.30 million
  • 2018 – 1.35 million
  • 2019 – 1.39 million – record high!

Last Thought

I’ve been in the real estate business for over 20 years and owned my own business for 19 years. With that said, here are my parting words:

For the 28,000,000 “Realtors” that entered this industry in 2009 or after, save your money and update your resume….. because we’re going into a Recession.

File Under: Let the party begin.