ImageTo go along with our previous post about finding the “right” agent, here are some interesting facts about Realtors®….But wait — real estate agents? Wasn’t the Internet supposed to drive them out of business?

“According to the National Association of Realtors, agents are as widely used as ever: Eighty-nine percent of buyers retained one in 2012, up from 69 percent in 2001. It’s the same on the sellers’ side, where only 9 percent sold a home without an agent, down from a high of 20 percent in 1987. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they made an annual mean wage of $51,170, which is down from a high of $55,000 in 2008 but still up from $42,000 in 2003.”

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