How Many Real Estate Agents Are There? 2019 Update

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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 their firm.

Number of Real Estate Agents in the U.S. by year.

  • 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
  • 2015 – 1.16 million
  • 2016 – 1.23 million
  • 2017 – 1.30 million
  • 2018 – 1.35 million
  • 2019 – 1.39 million – record high!

Number of Portland Real Estate Agents

There are two main Realtor association groups that cover the Portland metro area. The first and largest is called PMAR or Portland Metro Association of Realtors. The second is called EMAR or East Metro Association of Realtors.

According to the EMAR directory they have 1009 members (there are a few appraisers counted in that mix). And according to the PMAR website in 2018 they had about 8,700 members.

  • 2019 EMAR – 1006
  • 2019 PMAR – 9000 (slight estimate)
  • The total number of Portland metro real estate agents is just under 10,000 in 2019. This is a record high.

Number of Oregon Real Estate Agents in Oregon

The Oregon Association of Realtors, OAR, lists over 17,000 members. So there are roughly 17,000 real estate agents in Oregon and this I believe is also a record high.

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