What does it mean when a Realtor says they had a million dollar month?

August 21, 2017

It does NOT mean they made a million dollars.  Yes, real estate can be a highly profitable career, but the statement “million dollar month” means they sold one million dollars worth of real estate/volume in that month.  We have many agents who have million dollar + months on a regular basis and depending on the home values this could be selling just one or two homes.  Often, there are 4 million dollar months and up.

Most people really don’t understand how a real estate agent is paid. In a nutshell, agents work on commission and do not get paid anything until they close a sale.  This could take many months!  The commission is then split a number of ways, typically divided up into 2 or 4 parts, depending on the number of parties in the transaction.

If you thought agents made millions and want to try it for yourself- sorry to burst that bubble.  However, hardworking agents make very good money for themselves, especially after developing their clientele.

Would you like to learn more about the potential a real estate career holds? Learn more here or contact any manager at any of our 60+ offices for information.  Real estate offers great freedom and opportunity for great financial success.  We’d be happy to get you started.

First Weber sells real estate throughout Wisconsin: Metro Milwaukee and Southeastern WI, South Central Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, Northeast Wisconsin, Western WI, parts of MN, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin’s great Northwoods. You can start searching for Wisconsin real estate and Wisconsin real estate agents at firstweber.com

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