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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 home sales stay at elevated level during April

Against the backdrop of fewer homes on the market, homebuyers in New York State closed 8,640 sales during April, falling only 2.6 percent from April 2017. The median sales price growth trend continued, increasing by nearly 12 percent compared to last April to reach $260,000 for the month. Click here to read more.

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