As the above poster says, "there is a ton of work to be done here to clean up this mess." What I notice especially is that there is a lot of repetition - note that there's a section entitled "Real estate education" near the top and another entitled "Education" near the bottom that seem to repeat each other. There also seems to be a lot of unnecessary and long-winded text; I removed a lot of extraneous text to improve readability, but this article really could use a good overhaul. There's an awful lot of text that could be removed without losing any of the meaning. Phrases like "Complete real estate agreements by filling in the blanks on forms" or In most states until the 1990s..., for example, aren't really necessary. We only need to know that you complete an agreement (not HOW), and it's stated pretty early on in the article that the 90s brought changes to the world of real estate in most states.
On another note, this is an article about Real Estate Agents and/or Real Estate Brokers, not real estate transactions; yet a lot of the information seems to go into extensive detail regarding real estate transactions.
Apologies if my comment here seems long-winded itself. Editing this article made my head spin;) skatoulaki (talk) 05:39, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
I agree. This article also needs to provide a global perspective instead of only providing the united states point of view. YASH 08:47, 21 February 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yashovardhan Dhanania (talk • contribs)
In addition to the other issues mentioned this article is very highly inaccurate from the first sentence on. For instance, in only very specific and uncommon situations does a real estate broker, or one of his or her agents, act as an intermediary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smanion (talk • contribs) 03:59, 23 January 2017 (UTC)