Real estate agents are not as popular as other jobs in the real estate industry because of the high competition, long hours, and lack of job security. Agents must have a combination of business acumen and people skills to succeed, and the job requires a significant amount of time and energy. Additionally, real estate agents are often underpaid, and the job is highly competitive with a high turnover rate. Finally, the job is not secure, as the market could change and agents could find themselves out of work. In conclusion, the lack of job security, low pay, and high competition make real estate agent a less than desirable job for many.