Truth be told, many agents don’t have enough experience and will never gain enough experience to develop into a true professional. There’s significant turnover in the real estate industry, and the number of active real estate agents often falls and rises with the economy.
It’s also true that many real estate agents come from other professions and later fall into real estate. Former teachers, hairdressers, lawyers, police officers, photographers. Skilled and unskilled. Educated and uneducated. Oftentimes, misfits who buck tradition.
And when you add the fact that a new real estate agent is often viewed as being equal to an agent with 20+ years of experience, you are bound to come across a few bad apples that provide rotten service and sour the whole real estate transaction.