NYC sees 7.2 percent jump in licensed real estate salespeople

A booming real estate market is just about guaranteed to bring new agents into the business, and New York City is no exception. Manhattan and Brooklyn, in particular, saw big gains in agent population in 2013, helped no doubt by reality shows and a luxury apartment boom, The Real Deal reports.

While the number of licensed real estate salespeople in the city as a whole was up 7.2 percent, to 29,503, Manhattan saw 7.4 percent growth and Brooklyn was up 9.2 percent.

While the New York Department of State’s figures don’t distinguish residential from commercial brokers and agents, “the majority of the growth in real estate pros was almost certainly on the residential side,” The Real Deal reports. Source: