What is a Real Estate Agent?

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What is a real estate agent? A real estate agent, realtor or broker is someone who assists buyers or sellers of real property. In this instance, the agent is acting on behalf of either the seller or the buyer of the property. While a realtor can work alone, most agents now tend to work under a licensed broker to act on behalf of the seller or the buyer. Real estate agents are licensed by the State to help buyers purchase real properties. Once an agent has been licensed by the state he or she will have a sign on their forehead that identifies them as realtors and they will have a business card with their credentials on it.

So what does a real estate agent do? They typically perform a number of tasks that are outsourced to other people or companies. The typical duties of a realtor include: …