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Are Real Estate Agents Self-Employed?

Yes, agents are typically classified under a 1099 worker. A 1099 worker is someone who is not classified as an "employee." This type of worker is more commonly known as a freelancer, independent contractor, or other self-employed person who completes specific jobs or assignments. They are not paid a salary because they are not considered employees. Instead, the brokerage pays them in accordance with the terms of the agreement in place.

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