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Determining Real Estate Licensee Income

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This article examines the determinants of real estate licensee income using a 1997 survey of Texas real estate licensees. The factors having a positive effect on licensee income include: (1) number of hours worked; (2) work experience; (3) being a male; (4) using computer technology; (5) being involved in more transactions; (6) holding professional designations; (7) being associated with a larger firm; and (8) having access to personal assistants. Variables that negatively affect income include: (1) age; (2) selling primarily residential properties; and (3) having more affiliations. The results of this study, combined with previous studies, indicates that the high-earning real estate licensee is a younger male with more experience who: (1) works more hours; (2) has job satisfaction; (3) holds professional designations; (4) has access to personal assistants; and (5) utilizes a personal computer.

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  • G. Stacy Sirmans & Philip G. Swicegood, 2000. "Determining Real Estate Licensee Income," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 20(1), pages 189-204.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:20:n:1:2000:p:189-204
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