• The definition of real estate agent: "A person licensed to negotiate and transact the sale of real estate on behalf of the property owner." The definition of estate agent: "Property agents who link up buyers and sellers. Estate agents advertise houses & arrange viewings." So they are basically the same professional. However, in practice an "estate agent" usually sells land or lots in rural areas or in areas surrounding urban zones, while a "real estate agent" sells houses, apartments and commercial buildings in urban areas.
  • A "real estate broker" is an independently licensed person which provide us real estate services in a given state. An "agent" person has an authority to act on behalf of another.
  • OK, so this is interesting. "Estate agent" is primarily a British term for someone who primarily markets real estate for sale, but may also manage the property or rentals. Some are also licensed to prepare legal documents. In the US, a "real estate agent" is primary an intermediary who acts on behalf of property owners to advertise and show property to potential buyers or renters, in return for a commission.
  • 7-8-2017 "Real estate" means land and buildings. "Estate" means everything a dead person used to own.

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