How about looking into how high houses have skyrocketed in the last 15-20 years? How Realtors and the mortgage companies and also the builders are so lock step with each other. Appraisals come in so very very high. Average Realtors make anywhere from 3-6 Percent per sale. Figure out how much money you would make on a $250,000.0 dollar home you sold or bought. Greedy people if you ask me. Start where the money is at.