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The best and worst places to be a real estate agent

WalletHub lines up where you should be plying your trade

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If you hang your shingle in Honolulu, you are working in the best place in the country -- and not just because of the weather. But if you practice your craft in Jackson, Mississippi, you’re in the worst place to list and sell real estate. Which is to say that the time-worn homily “location, location, location” applies just as much to real estate practitioners as it does to homebuyers. And according to an in-depth analysis by the personal finance website Wallet Hub, Hawaii’s capital is the best place to be a real estate agent, bar none, whereas Jackson is the worst. At least the worst among the 150 markets covered in the study. Fittingly called “2017's Best Places to Be a Real Estate Agent,” the Wallet Hub analysis looked at about a dozen key indicators, ranging from sales-per-agent to the annual median wage earned by agents to a housing market health index. Other best and worst indicators included: Median home price Realty employment attractiveness an...