REAL ESTATE AGENT OR BROKER

Real estate transactions in the state of Florida should be handled by real estate professionals, licensed in the State of Florida*

* Owners do not require a license to sell their own property directly

A real estate professional licensed in Florida is authorized to handle transactions anywhere in the state, but by the size of the state, professionals opt to specialize in a specific area.


REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

There are two kinds of real estate professionals, sales agent and broker. A Sales Agent (or sales associate) is a licensed professional who works under the direction of a broker. A Broker requires experience and an additional license and education. A broker can manage a real estate company. A licensed broker working under the direction of another broker is known as broker associate.

A Realtor® is a real estate professional member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Not every real estate agent is a Realtor.®

In a real estate transaction in Florida two real estate agents may be involved; one representing the buyer and another representing the seller; but it is also acceptable that a single agent represents both the buyer and the seller.

Select a real estate professional before beginning the buying process to guide you from the beginning. Even if you are not ready to buy, a good professional can provide you updated information on the real estate market and guide you through the entire process.

The payment for real estate services in Florida is established through a commission usually paid by the seller of the property; so you as a buyer will not spend any money to get a representation for the purchase of a residential property. In case of commercial transactions and investments it is usual to request a deposit for expenses, which at the end of the process will be deducted from closing costs.


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Contact a real estate agent or broker, licensed in the State of Florida. There are many professionals to choose form, but look for one that specializes in foreign national buyers.


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