BY MARK ARMSTRONG
30 APRIL, 2019
RateMyAgent analysed the data behind the 331,029 property sales in Australia in 2018, and the 36,208 agents that made them happen.
We specifically looked at the names of the agents, and the 362 most common ones (208 male and 154 female).
We also made use of RateMyAgent’s unique Price Expectation data, with vendors indicating whether their sale price was above, below, or in-line with their expectations.
The results are fascinating.
First, the results are fun. Michael and Michelle are the most common names of agents, while comparing 2018 with 2017 shows that Jake is the fastest growing agent name, Amy and Bill are rapidly in decline and Maureen is an endangered species.
Looking more competitively, agents named Lucas sell the most properties on average in Australia (25 on average), and agents named Alexander achieve the highest average sale price at over $1.5m. Agents named Cheryl have the happiest customers, with 61.5% of sales results at prices exceeding the vendor expectations. How did you do?
The results also provide an insight into gender in real estate;
Finally, the results show, for the first time ever, a fascinating insight into how an agents name makes a difference to sales performance.
Do read on. We hope you enjoy the report, whatever your name is.
– Mark Armstrong.
Top 10 male / top 10 female names in Australian real estate
Comparing 2017 data to 2018 we can see the fasting growing and fastest shrinking names in real estate (minimum qualification 50 names).
Michael is the most popular name, at the other end of the scale, there are some endangered species, with Maureen and Irene disappearing from the industry fastest.
Note: Minimum qualification 20 names in 2017.
The 50% club
Just following this elite group;
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