I don't know about most, but I can tell you this . . .
I lived in a town where a recently-saved man became a real estate agent about 25 years ago. For several years, he conducted a brisk business, and then he started selling to the people in his Church, who came back to him afterward with their bad experiences, which were the fault of his agency . . . and his use of the agency's unscrupulous yet legal practices.
He stopped using those practices and was given an ultimatum . . . play by the rules or find a new job. So he started his own real estate agency.
I know of 25 other towns where this has happened.
Being a broker means acting as a fiduciary for your client, which implies acting in your clients' best interests.
However, in practice, brokers act in their own interests more often than not.
2 Bottles has not a clue what he is talking about.
In Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan, a Real Estate brokerage and license require about 5-6 weeks of intensive training, which typically costs the candidate somewhere between $900.00 and $3,000.00, and they must attend continuing education each year or lose their license. The tests for licensure take 1-5 hours.
Like most commissioned sales positions, it is a starvation diet for the first 2-5 years.
People should not blabber where they know not. It makes me question what was in those two bottles.