WinnipegREALTORS is committed to providing the best service for our members. In order to optimize our resources for the benefit of all our members, WinnipegREALTORS has initiated a series of surveys to identify important association characteristics. The first of these surveys requested the ages of our members, and thereby create a current age demographic.
The following chart displays some interesting trends about our membership.
Almost a quarter of our membership lies in the 55-64 age range, followed by 23 percent in the 35-44 age range. This suggests that we may face a decrease in our membership as more and more of our members retire and trade our wind and snow for sun and sand.
The 35-44 age range is followed closely by the 45-54 age range at 21 percent. Overall, we have a higher age demographic within the association. Only 14 percent of our membership is 65 and over, suggesting that even after retirement, a fair number continue in organized real estate.
The other trend is the disproportionate number of members who fall in the 18-24 age range. Only 2 percent of respondents fell into this age category. This may be endemic of “Millennials” but it does point to a need to increase promotion of the REALTOR® profession and its many benefits, and maintain a healthy membership number. Greater communication about how to become a member and the advantages of being a member will be implemented as a focus.
Further surveys will be sent by WinnipegREALTORS regarding our member metrics and characteristics. Please take the time to answer them so we can continue to refine our services and resources.