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How do you measure up to the average Realtor education?

New numbers from NAR shed light on how much official schooling agents have received
  • According to the latest NAR member profile, 93 percent of Realtors have some post-secondary education, with 30 percent of those surveyed having completed a bachelor's degree and 12 percent possessing a graduate degree.

Should becoming a real estate agent require a college degree? We still can't answer that question, but we do have further insight into the educational and employment makeup of today's Realtors thanks to the National Association of Realtors' 2016 member profile. In addition to the news that the median age and years of experience of Realtors has decreased as new young professionals enter the field, the survey also revealed that 93 percent of Realtors have some post-secondary education, with 30 percent of those surveyed having completed a bachelor's degree and 12 percent possessing a graduate degree. Does that suggest that a large number of Realtors decided college wasn't for them? Perhaps. Regardless, the conversation about raising the real estate bar through education is thriving. In "11 proposals for weeding out shoddy real estate agents," Inman reporter Teke Wiggin explained the current climate of the industry: "Calls for raising the bar in real estate have reach...