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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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Home sales near record high in November

There were 10,719 closed home sales across New York State during November, representing the second-highest total on record for the month. The November sales record of 10,991 was set in November 2016. The statewide median sales price grew by 5.8 percent in November compared to last November. Click here to read more.

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