PHOTO: Becoming a real estate agent only takes a few weeks in some parts of the country. Supplied: Pexels

If there’s one house a real estate agent would rather steer clear of, it’s this one.

Key points:

  • Six agents are currently subject to investigation under the Agents Licensing Act in the NT
  • The qualifications required to become a real estate agent vary widely between each state and territory
  • One real estate agent believes these should be standardised, raising the bar to enter the profession

Yet throughout November they piled into the Darwin courthouse to watch as one of their industry’s most recognisable figures, Chris Deutrom, was found guilty of fraud and eventually sentenced to five years in jail.

Although his case was the most high-profile, he was not the only Northern Territory real estate agent to land in hot water last year.