The cost of living in the US has risen by $40,000 since the recession, making it more expensive to find a top agent, according to a new study.
A survey of agents and their clients found that while agents have grown more profitable, there’s still a gap between what they can make and what they are willing to pay for their services.
The study, from the agency research firm Deloitte, looked at the cost of a median-priced agent and its clients to find the average cost per year of an agent, the total number of agents they work with, the number of clients they serve and how much they pay for that services.
Overall, the study found that agents and top clients make an average of $90,000 a year, a 25 percent increase from the previous year.
This means agents make about $8.3 million per year in commissions.
For top agents, their median income is $85,000, and the average agent’s average income is just over $93,000.
This study also found that more top agents and more top clients are seeking higher commissions, which means they are paying more for their work, even if they are more profitable.
“In some ways, agents and clients have become more competitive because of increased competition from a variety of sources, including the increased volume of agents available,” the study said.
“More agents and agents are being able to offer agents a better deal, as well as better compensation.”
The study found top agents made more than $1.1 million in commission revenue, which is a 2.7 percent increase over last year.
The median agent’s annual income is also about $1 million, up from $817,000 last year, the highest of the study’s sample of agents.
The average agent has about 30 clients, which are the vast majority of agents working in the field.
This study found more than 20 percent of agents have more than one client.
The survey also found agents make less money per client than average.
Agents making less than $30,000 annually made an average salary of $7,500.
Agents working $50,000 or more made an income of $24,500, a 23 percent increase compared to the previous study.
The top-paid agents earned an average $6,500 per client, while the median agent earned $2,000 per client.
Agents who work with a higher number of top clients earned more than double the median.