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Real estate agent

What is a real estate agent?

Most landlords and property investors have used real estate agents before. Real Estate Agents are people who professionally help clients buy, sell, or rent homes. They're usually compensated from the commission of a home sale so they're highly incentivized to make deals happen.

More than 1.5 million real estate agents are part of the National Association of REALTORS®, making it America's largest trade group. Real estate agents are typically part of a multiple listing service (MLS) so they have access to recently posted deals.

Based on the laws in a market, landlords may be required to employ real estate agents when renting out a home.

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