05/05/2014 12:35 pm ET Updated Jul 05, 2014

Women Realtors May Lose Jobs in Iran

"If I would no longer be allowed to work as a realtor, I'm going to go to the Realtors Association and sit in their offices until they give me some kind of job with a similar salary," Rezvaneh tells Al-Monitor.

"Women should not work as realtors and should not be seeing loitering in real estate agencies," Hesam Oghabai said in December 2013. The announcement by the chairman of the Realtors Syndicate of Tehran Metropolitan Area, the largest in the country and the leading body in the field, surprised many women realtors.

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Originally on Al-Monitor, published on May 4th, 2014