This is something we hear all the time. It’s a testament to decades of deterioration of the value of a Real Estate Agent.
In all actuality, a Real Estate Agent is a fiduciary, a lot like an Attorney. But the barrier to entry into the industry is so low, and there is so little education required.
There is SO much sensitive information transmitted, and so much trust required. But the role of an Agent is often minimized to “turning keys” and “writing simple contracts”. This is why the word “USE” has become so prevalent.