Aaron Kirman knows how to close a deal: He’s sold about $6 billion worth of real estate over his 25-year career, making him the No. 1 agent in Los Angeles and among the top in the country.
As a top realtor, Kirman makes seven figures, but not all real estate agents earn a ton of money — and that’s one of the biggest misconceptions of the job. Most bring home less than $50,000 a year, he estimates, while a top producer will make between $200,000 and $500,000. “Then you have the very, very, very top — a select few who make more than a million,” he says, adding: “And then there’s one level up, which is big, mega brokers. I’m pretty lucky to consider myself one of those.”
To experience a sliver of what it’s like to be the top realtor in the City of Angels, I spent a day with Aaron, meeting clients and looking at listings in some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in LA.
He routinely sells multi-million dollar properties, including one estate for a whopping $65 million, and on his new CNBC show, “Listing Impossible,” he helps stubborn homeowners sell their luxury real estate.
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What It’s Like To Be LA’s Top Real Estate Agent