Depends on the city, brokerage, agentâ€™s split, average dollar value of homes sold, what percentage of sales have a referral fee, whether they have a desk fee, franchise fee, assistants(s), team members and so much more.
As an aside, it is very difficult in the Bay Area to do 40 transactions in a year â€“ the competition is fierce, the cost of doing business is very high and only a very small number of agents reach that level. As an example, in Alameda County, 8,276 Realtors show up as active (data provided by TrendGraphix). Out of that number, only 46 agents sold 40 or more properties in the past 12 months. Thatâ€™s 0.56%. Of that number, many have REO contracts and their actual income per sale is low. If they are working for a brokerage that rebates a part of the commission, their income per transaction is even lower. And none of them are doing it on their own â€“ they all have assistants or teams â€“ all of which get a piece of the income pie. If you increase the number to 52 sales in the past year (one a week) the number dwindles to 24.