In historical terms, our job as San Francisco Bay Area Realtors has not been around long.
Real estate brokers first popped up in New York (or maybe Chicago) around the mid-19th century. The first iteration of the National Association of Realtors was founded in 1908.
The tenure of women in real estate has been even more brief. There were no women in the NAR to begin with, and as of 1975 women made up just a third of its members.
How times change!
Today, nearly two-thirds of Realtors are women, and the proportion of single-woman homebuyers more than doubles that of single men nationwide.
There are so many amazing women in our industry, with whom we are proud to share, learn, compete and collaborate.
In celebration of International Women’s Day this week, enjoy some more historical tidbits in this article from Bankrate: A Woman of Property.
As always, please feel free to reach out with any real estate questions. We are happy and grateful to help you and anyone you send our way!
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JOIE de VIVRE
Events, Community & Things We Love
Borsch: It’s What’s For Dinner
Hungry? Why not support San Francisco’s only Ukrainian restaurant, Pushkin! Make a reservation at PushkinSF.com, or stock up on locally made dumplings and piroshki at their Dumpling Store. (Not hungry? See this helpful list of ways to contribute to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.)
Oakland’s White Elephant
What’s old is new again at the 63rd annual White Elephant Sale. Organized by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, the beloved rummage sale event is back for three weekends in March and a final blowout sale in April. (Reservations required.)
Get Out and Play
Registration is open for the SF Recreation & Parks spring programs! Dancing, crafts, art, sports, socials—there’s a little something for everyone at any age. View the 2022 Spring Programs Catalogue here.