How Many Realtors Are There

Curious how many real estate agents there are in Portland, how about the state of Oregon or the entire U.S.? We’ve got your answers here.

Every year Stephen writes an updated article on the number of local and national real estate agents. As one might expect, the number of Realtors grows when the real estate market is hot, and shrinks when the market is down.

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home. Call today to set an appointment.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
4% Max. to Sell a Home
Cancel Anytime Policy
Licensed Since 2003
503-714-1111

If you’re considering buying a home in the next twelve months, Kami Price, buyers specialist would love to hear what you’re looking for. Call today to set an appointment.

Kami Price, Realtor
Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004
503-773-0000

how many real estate agents are there

How Many Real Estate Agents Are There? 2022 Update

September 3, 2021

We will have another record high number of real estate agents in the U.S. in 2022. Not all real estate agents are Realtors, but the vast majority are, as the vast majority of licensed Realty companies in the U.S. require all of their licensed real estate agents to also carry a National Association of Realtors membership, both a national and state (and sometimes additionally a Metro or County) Realtor membership. The National Association of Realtors requires its members to abide by a strict code of ethics to better serve and protect the public. Realtor is a membership title while the term real estate agent is for a state-issued license. Different states have different license terms for their licensed real estate...


how many real estate agents are there

How Many Real Estate Agents Are There? 2021 Update

September 25, 2020

We are approaching the final quarter of 2020 and speeding into the 2021 real estate market with 1.4 million Realtors in tow. Now Realtors are those state licensed real estate agents that are members of the National Association of Realtors, but I’ve never met one that isn’t a member. Realty companies typically make it a requirement for their agents to be Realtors and abide by NAR’s code of ethics. Number of Real Estate Agents in the U.S. 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...


how many real estate agents

How Many Real Estate Agents Are There? 2019 Update

September 20, 2019

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 any number on the count of real estate agents (licensed with their state) that are also not actually Realtors, but I imagine the number is less than 1%. For the 16 years I’ve been licensed I’ve never met a single one. Every Realty company I’ve run across makes NAR membership, Realtor membership a requirement for the licensed real estate agents in...


portland real estate agents

How Many Real Estate Agents Are There? – 2018 Update

October 26, 2018

Number of Real Estate Agents in the U.S. According to the National Association of Realtors 2018 Member Report, there are 1.3 million Realtors in the United States, up from 1.22 million in their 2017 report, an increase of 6%. Typically speaking when the real estate market is strong, there are more real estate agents, and when the market softens, membership decreases. Real estate agents must obtain a license through a local state agency which provides oversight and requires education and testing. In order to maintain their real estate license, agents must also complete continuing education and keep their license in good standing with their state. If you need a quick reminder of the difference between a Realtor and a real...


how many real estate agents are there

How Many Real Estate Agents Are There in Portland, Oregon and the U.S.? – 2018

December 12, 2017

Number of Real Estate Agents in the United States According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 Member Report, there are 1.22 million Realtors as of March 2017. The median experience level of Realtors was 10 years. The median age of Realtors was 53. The typical number of annual transactions per Realtor was 12. Number of Real Estate Agents in Portland, Oregon How many are real estate agents are in Portland, Oregon? To answer that question we’ll look at the two major Realtor associations in the area and the MLS (multiple listing service) that covers the entirety of the Portland metro area, RMLS, which stands for Regional Multiple Listing Service. First of all, it is important to know that the...


portland real estate agents

How many real estate agents are there in Portland, Oregon?

August 19, 2014

Ever wondered how many real estate agents there are in the fine city of Portland, Oregon? When you type “real estate agent Portland” into Google, you get over 9 million results. Although it may seem like there are 9 million real estate agents’ faces popping out from Portland’s bus stops, billboards and newspapers, in a metro area of only 2 million, there really can’t be that many. So how many, then? The short answer is – not as interesting as the long answer, so here it goes. One way to figure out how many real estate agents there are in Portland is to figure out how many licenses there are. Real estate license? Yes. To be a real estate agent...