Okay, let’s qualify that a little bit. Sequim is a well known retirement community. While there is no data collected on this, it is my educated guess that about 50% of the Sequim agents are either retirees with an income who decided to get a real estate license, or their spouses have a retirement income.
The other speculation is that out of the 50% who are not retired and don’t have a spouse with a retirement income, 50% of that group has an income from a regular non-real estate job. There’s nothing wrong with being a part time real estate agent. That is popular throughout the U.S.
That leaves 53 agents who are not retired, do not have a retired spouse with an income, and who do not have an income from a regular job or a spouse with an income from a regular job (other than real estate).
Out of this group of 53 agents, how many are full time and earn 100% of their income from real estate commissions to support their family? Here again, I’m guessing that 35 agents is the answer. It’s a small town and a small market, so to have 35 agents earning full time incomes to support their families is probably about right.
The Sequim Association of Realtors is one of the best managed associations in the state. It has been for years.
I raised my own family in Sequim and in my strong opinion, it is one of the best communities (all things considered) to live in anywhere in the country.
Last Updated on April 3, 2010 by Chuck Marunde