With a large number of Realtors being independent contractors, we thought this might be relevant:

If you were planning to get your taxes done early (because you don’t have to wait for a W-2) and hopefully score a quick refund, don’t bother. The IRS has said it won’t start processing them until January 30.

Also of note, if you or someone you know was planning to claim general business credits, depreciation of property, or residential energy credits, you won’t see any refund until late February at the earliest, as the IRS is still tweaking its new computer systems.