Women make up the majority of residential real estate agents, according to the National Association of Realtors, and the median income of that group in 2016 of $111,400 in 2016 was just under 3 times the better than the national average of $38,376 for those with a similar level of education.
Sometimes to believe in the possibility of success it is necessary for a trailblazer to achieve it already. The first one to accomplish a task changes the mindset of everyone who follows, often redefining the borders of what is possible. With that in mind, here are 5 women who have done that in different areas of real estate.
Most people today recognize Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran as the leading woman real estate entrepreneur. Her fortune and fame is earned, but at one time in United States history, no woman, not even a married woman, could own real estate or conduct real estate transactions. That began to change in the 19th century.