Last year the state of Florida saw a spike in the number of new real estate agents. One reason: the hot Miami-Dade market. Spanning July 2015 to February 2016 the Miami Association of Realtors' (MIAMI) primary, active membership expanded from 37,328 to 41,518-- a gain of nearly 4,200 members in six months, according to Christopher Zoller, last year's MIAMI president and broker associate with EVM Realty International. The association, which is considered the largest local realtor association in the nation, can attribute its growth to the volume of new licensees, along with its expansion to Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) and Palm Beach County. "Our real estate school (The South Florida School of Real Estate) as well as other schools, are booming," Zoller said. "Clearly ours is an attractive business for many people." Miami continues to offer growth opportunities in most real estate segments, including luxury, foreign national, waterfront and commercial, according to Car...
- Competition among realtors operating in all price points should increase in Miami this year.
- MIAMI's membership has surpassed 41,000.
- Miami-Dade County is one of the more attractive markets for new agents.