Punta Gorda named one of the best places for real estate agents to work

by Liz Hughes

As real estate markets across the country continue to thrive, more than ever, agents are playing a critical role in the home buying and selling process as housing inventory remains challenged.

Where are the best places for agents to work? Punta Gorda is one of them.

Using 2019 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics, Sundae released its list of the top 20 cities for real estate agents to work based on median wage and employment.

Punta Gorda ranked No.12 on the list, with a median annual wage that is 41.8% greater than the national average ($69,370), a 90th-percentile wage 12% less than the national average ($98,370), a median hourly wage of $33.35 and an employment rate of 180 (3.7 per 1,000 jobs).

The report also noted home prices in Punta Gorda are increasing incrementally, while the number of days homes are staying on the market is decreasing. The average home price is $271,945 and homes stay on the market for approximately 84 days, two days less than the January 2020 average, according to the report.

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