Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 (context British English) A person or company who acts in the sale, lease or maintenance of land, property, real estate etc for another. 2 (context archaic English) A land bailiff.
An estate agent is a person or business that arranges the selling, renting or management of properties, and other buildings, in the United Kingdom and Ireland. An agent that specialises in renting is often called a letting or management agent. Estate agents are mainly engaged in the marketing of property available for sale and a solicitor or licensed conveyancer is used to prepare the legal documents. In Scotland, however, many solicitors also act as estate agents, a practice that is rare in England and Wales.
The estate agent remains the current title for the person responsible for the management of one group of privately owned, all or mostly tenanted, properties under one ownership. Alternative titles are Factor, Steward or Bailiff depending on the era, the region and the extent of the property concerned.
Usage examples of "estate agent".
Walter and Helene were getting a real estate agent, a friend of theirs, to handle the transaction immediately.
Using the data from the sales of those 100,000 Chicago homes, and controlling for any number of variables--location, age and quality of the house, aesthetics, and so on--it turns out that a real-estate agent keeps her own home on the market an average of ten days longer and sells it for an extra 3-plus percent, or $10,000 on a $300,000 house.
Warders, the real-estate agent, however, rates unemployment as the No.
They were gathered in the real estate agent's living room, and among them were the sheriff, his deputy Meliton Naranjo, the mayor, Nick Rael, and Eusebio Lavadie.
It exuded success and stamped Real Estate Agent Wendell as a man to be both trusted and emulated.
The real estate agent told the siblings she'd bounce the new number off the buyer and get back to them.