real estate agent

Definition

A licensed salesperson working for a real estate broker. If the agent sells a house successfully, then he/she receives a portion of the sale price as a commission. In the U.S., all real estate agents have to be licensed by the state they work for.

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You should try and have a good relationship with a real estate agent so that they can share any good deals with you.

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When you are looking to buy or sell a house, always consider using a real estate agent with extensive knowledge about the location you are interested in.

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When they wanted to buy a house, the couple contacted a real estate agent to aid them in their search and to get a professional opinion. Likewise, they hired a real estate agent again years later when wanting to sell the house.

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