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New NAR report discovers how and why REALTORS choose real estate as a career

Oct 18, 2017
The majority of REALTORS self-initiated their career in real estate and identify strong people skills as the most important trait to be a successful agent, according to the National Association of REALTORS’ new research report, “Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A Perspective on Gender, Race and Ethnicity.”

In addition, nearly seven in 10 REALTORS found flexible hours to be the most attractive aspect about being a real estate agent, followed by interest in the industry (64 percent), working with people (54 percent), entrepreneurial field (50 percent) and salary possibilities (49 percent).

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Empire State housing market stays hot in January

New York State home sales remained strong to start the new year with 8,698 closed sales, falling just shy of the 2017 record for January, according to the annual housing market report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The January statewide median sales price of $266,000 represented an increase of 8.4 percent from a year ago. Click here to read more.