A "real estate agent" is a fake name used by many con-men. Real estate agents con people out of both their land and their proprety.
Origin and Creation
ased. In the year 1720, all con-men were discovered and outlawed. Gradually, the rate of existing con-men decreased. Eventually, a con-man named Fawful called himself a "real-estate agent" and said that he sold houses and other proprety. Many people fell for this trick, and ended up paying these disguised con-men. Other former con-men realized this trick, and started using it too. Eventually, new con-men started to use this trick, and the popularity of this scam spread.