Now it's time to find a realtor. Real estate professionals are used in almost every real estate transaction. They help to ensure that all steps are taken in a real estate transaction while making it as painless as possible for their client. For providing this service they are paid a fee or commission. The law of agency is set up in every state for an agent to act in the best interest of the buyer or seller. Under law of agence, they should not compromise an individual interests or bargaining power in any way. When selling a home, a seller agrees to a listing contract with a broker or agent. Either oral or written, this agreement sets up responsibilities, rights and duties to be performed by the real estate agent.

Before the internet, this step involved driving to visit various real estate offices to find the find the appropriate real estate agent. The Internet now offers the ability to visit various offices online to compare terms and qualifications before setting foot in a single office.

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