States: Real estate agents are somehow special

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What is a real estate agent, after all, but a salesperson?

Those well-dressed folks behind the counters selling million-dollar bling at Tiffany’s are salespersons too.  So are the glad-handing folks bounding after consumers in automobile showrooms.  If I were to wander into a yacht brokerage, I imagine I would find a salesperson or two there as well.

But as my friend, lawyer and real estate broker Scott Forcino, observed during the last monthly dinner meeting of the Lucky Strikers Social Media Club, only real estate agents and brokers bear the burden of fiduciary responsibility to their customers and clients.

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