estate agent


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Further, a real estate agent must disclose the transaction details and conditions he might be aware of.
Over 100,000 real estate agents are operating without a licence in the country, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) president Lim Boon Ping said.
Estate agents have been hit with unannounced inspections as part of a week-long crackdown on money laundering in the property industry, HMRC has revealed.
THE Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has reportedly decided to register/regularize real estate agents in a bid to preventing fraudulent practices in the sale and purchase of properties.
The Best Estate Agent Guide is a website (www.bestestateagentguide.co.uk) that lists the top estate agency branches in the UK.
Real Estate Agent Email List by InfoGlobalData, real estate agencies serve as small and resourceful businesses that help customers find the properties of their dreams, either for personal or business purposes.
"To be named within the top five per cent of the estate agents in the UK is an outstanding achievement for us as local independent estate agents.
Shekhar Giri has joined the Jackson Heights office as a licensed real estate agent.
"If an estate agent has been made aware of a nightmare neighbour or previous council disputes, they are obliged to inform the buyer.
Invite a real estate agent you know out to lunch and ask him or her to bring a colleague.
"We at Ian Crane Estate Agents - one of Maghull's most experienced estate agents - advise that if you are considering using more than one estate agent to sell your house, you should enter into a Joint Agency Agreement, where the commission is agreed in advance between both agents.