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estate agent

a person who provides services for the marketing and sale of property. The extent of the authority of the agent depends on the terms of the agreement with the principal (see AGENCY). The business is now regulated by legislation. The Office of Fair Trading has powers to enforce the Act. So far as the day-to-day conduct of their business is concerned, estate agents must comply with the provisions of the Property misdescriptions legislation, as must others who carry out similar work such as solicitors.
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A licensed estate agency branch guarantees that at least one agent within that branch is qualified in residential property sales - either through formal qualification or through length of membership of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).
To ensure you're kept abreast of developments the estate agent will agree a frequency and method of communication with you from the outset.
Selling houses day in, day out in your area, estate agents have an unrivalled knowledge of the local market and can provide you with indications of how the market is looking and advice on getting the best possible price.
Ian Potter, operations manager at Arla, said: "In order to make the transition from an estate agent to a lettings agent, they need to have studied more than a hundred different pieces of legislation, and pass minimum competency tests to ensure their ability to advise clients to the required standards.
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