Realty Executives Talks to Millennial Agents About Their Careers

Unlimited earning potential, flexible hours, and the ability to work from anywhere – a pretty compelling combination for entrepreneurial-minded millennials. We polled millennial real estate agents in the Realty Executives network and found that they are thriving in this space, painting a picture of millennials in the workplace that contradicts common stereotypes about this group.

 We’re finding that millennial agents are taking advantage of the entrepreneurial freedom inherent to real estate to carve out a self-directed career path, raising the bar as they go.



“I have surpassed the majority of my peers and closed more transactions than most seasoned agents in the business,” says 27-year-old Realty Executives agent Eddie Watters. According to NAR the average agent closed 12 transactions last year. Watters closed 96 transactions in 2016 according to the MLS.

As an added benefit, millennial agents can leverage their knowledge of the industry to more easily enter the housing market. Rather than delay homeownership or forgo this life milestone altogether (as their peers are being forced to), they are buying homes and investment properties, as well as building homes and communities. They are using the combination of their real estate knowledge and financial security to build equity and work towards a future where their children won’t be forced to live in their basements.

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After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Central Florida, Tracey set out in the real world at Florida Realtors in 1994 as a communication assistant, working her way up to editor in chief of Florida Realtor magazine. In 2004, she left the association to start her freelance writing and editing business. One of her first clients was REAL Trends, and she started working for the organization in 2005. In 2014, Tracey was promoted to editor in chief of publications for REAL Trends. She handles the writing and editing of all REAL Trends publications and marketing materials, including LORE Magazine, the REAL Trends newsletter and the blog. She is also the primary podcast interviewer where she conducts interviews with top real estate industry leaders and affiliated industry leaders. Tracey is married with two children.

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