The number of Realtors declined in 2007. The last time there was a year-to-year decline was in 1996. But, there are still a BUNCH of Realtors out there. A total of 1,338,001. In 2002 there were just 876,195. To illustrate how many Realtors have sprung up since 2002, in 1980 there were 761,391 Realtors. Yep…everyone knows a Realtor!