Real Estate Brokers
The salespersons of real estate brokers in the United States are commonly known as real estate agents. The real estate brokers and the real estate agents work together and help the real estate sellers to sell their property at the maximum price possible. When functioning as an agent of the real estate buyer by signing an agreement (in many instances, a verbal agreement) they help buyers by assisting them in buying property at the cheapest price possible under the most appropriate terms and conditions.
In most parts of the United States, it is mandatory for a person to obtain a license for receiving earnings for services provided as a real estate broker.
The Transaction Broker helps buyers, sellers, or both buyers and sellers at the time of transaction, but they do not represent the interests of any party. At that time, they are considered as customers.
Limited or Dual Agency
When both the buyer and seller is represented by the same brokerage under written agreements, it is called a dual or limited agency. Separate state laws differ and explain dual agency quite distinctly.
There are various kinds of listing contracts present between the real estate broker and the real estate seller.
- Exclusive Right to Sell
- Exclusive Agency
- Open Listing
After the brokerage finds an acceptable buyer for the property, a real estate broker receives commission for the services the brokerage has rendered.
The services that the Real Estate Brokers provide include the following:
- Preparation of contracts and leases (not in every state)
- Comparative Market Analysis
- Assisting in a purchase
- Assisting in a sale
- FSBO (For Sale By Owner) document preparation
- Complete Residential Appraisal
- Home Selling Kits
- Hourly consultation for a fee, based on the needs of the client
- Leasing for a fee or percentage of the gross lease value
- Property Management
- Exchange of property
- Auction of property
- Advertising services
- Multiple Listing Service
- Preparation of necessary paperwork
With the advent of globalization, real estate markets have acquired an international dimension. With the help of the speedy development of the Internet, the international real estate market has become approachable to a large number of customers.