Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Agent

Q: What is the difference between an Agent (Buyer’s & Seller’s) and a Transaction Broker?
A: An agent works solely on behalf of either a buyer or seller and promotes their interests (fiduciary obligation). A transaction broker is one who assists one or more parties throughout a real estate transaction without being an advocate for the interests of any party to the transaction.

Q: What is a Realtor®?

Q: How does a real estate agent get paid?
A: Typically, the Seller of the property pays a commission to the Buyer’s Agent. This commission is not collected until the transaction closes. If the property is a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) there may not be a commission.

Q: How do I ensure that they are licensed?

Q: Where can I find testimonials?
A: Try taking a look at these sites and company websites: