The days of real estate being a boys’ club are over. There is no corner of the industry – from property management to real estate law, from sales coaches to the agents who turn to them for advice – that doesn’t feature women in prominent roles. Every year, more and more women are establishing themselves as top agents and brokers, team leaders, managers and owners; they are becoming the mentors whom young agents, both female and male, increasingly turn to for wisdom.
There is still work to be done – brokerages could do more to support the needs of agents with young children, and most companies are still woefully short of female representation at the corporate level – but women in real estate are no longer fighting for a seat at the table. The table is theirs for the taking.