The information was gathered as part of the reporting for this story on how real estate as a profession is on the rise.
Earnings for Realtors have been increasing in recent years, even surpassing in Palm Beach County the peak years of 2005-2007.
But in the world of Realtors, income depends a lot on personal motivation and market.
Palm Beach County Realtor Anthony Pizzarelli, 37, who was in the service industry before starting his real estate career in 1999, said he was making well over $100,000 annually during the best years.
During the recession, his income plummeted. He said in 2010 he made just 20 percent of his boom-time earnings.
Pizzarelli survived by dealing in rentals and keeping his name out there by blogging his own analysis of sales activity. But many of his colleagues dropped out.
“I heard of people who went to cutting hair, waiting tables, bartending,” Pizzarelli said. “I knew the market would have to shift and come back at some point.”
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