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estate agent

a business which acts as an AGENT on behalf of personal and industrial clients in the buying and selling of land and buildings. Estate agents provide various services for their clients including the valuation and pricing of land and buildings, advice on the attributes of the land or building itself and the locality in which it is situated, and conveyancing, surveying, inspection and MORTGAGE contacts. The provision of estate agency services in the UK is regulated by the Estate Agency Act 1979 which lays down general rules of good conduct and can ban persons who are deemed unfit for this purpose. See CONVEYANCE, BUILDING SOCIETY.

estate agent

an AGENT who acts on behalf of clients in selling houses, industrial property and land.
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Pupuma challenged the participating estate agents to bring new business to the value of N$1 billion for next year's campaign period.
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It's important to make an informed decision and not feel obliged to sell your house through the same estate agent who you are buying from.
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It was this Council which had applied to the court for an order suspending the operations of the unlicensed estate agents until the case was heard.
"For the fee we got a personal visit from an experienced ex-high street estate agent who took all the details of our home, plus quality digital shots," says Neil.
Some estate agents were even accused of taking backhanders to undersell properties to developers.
Homebuyers Lee and Sally Harris told how their estate agents spent two hours trying to flog them a mortgage they didn't want.
Smith, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), a nonprofit housing organization in Washington, D.C., gentrification is almost always assisted by racial steering a form of discrimination practiced by real estate agents. "Years ago, they just wouldn't do business with black buyers," Smith explains.