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The Difference Between a Listing and Selling Agent

Wednesday, January 26, 2022   /   by Tara Turner

The Difference Between a Listing and Selling Agent

The Difference Between a Listing and Selling Agent

When it comes to a real estate transaction, there are two types of agents. One is from the buyer's side and one is from the seller's side. Here are some basic differences between the two.

A listing agent acts as a representative of the seller and has the legal obligation to work on behalf of the seller to determine the best possible price and seller terms. Their primary job is to help set the listing price, market the property to maximize exposure, disclose the  property's condition to all parties, and advise the seller during the negotiation or closing. 

A selling agent's role is to help buyers find their dream home. They negotiate on the buyer's behalf and protects the buyer's interest throughout the transaction.

Each agent has a duty toward their buyer or seller and typically splits the commission paid by the seller equally.  

If you have any questions relating to buying or selling a home, please give us a call at 909-255-1070. Mitchell Stein License# 0208163

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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of May 22, 2022. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.
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