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Which Real Estate Markets Have the Highest-Paid Realtors?


chicagoranksIllinois realtors are the highest paid real estate agents in the country according to a new list released by HomeInsurance.com. The online insurer compared data on agent salaries from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and factored in the cost of living in 200 different metro areas. Real estate agents in Lake County, IL topped the list. With an average salary of $97,480, Lake County agents earn more than 2.5 times the national average for realtors. The county’s wealth of multimillion dollar homes for agents to sell, coupled with a reasonable cost of living in surrounding areas, make it an enviable market for realtors. Real estate agents in the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area came in second place with an average salary of $82,780.

Read the entire article to learn which areas round out the top 10 list.

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