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Listing Agent, Buyers' Agent, Sellers' Agent: Who is My Agent?
Buyers’ agent, sellers’ agent – what does it mean? In every Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL area real estate transaction, the differences are easy to understand, right? Not quite. A potential linguistic trapdoor can lie right around the corner. 
            For openers, that sellers' agent may also be called the “listing agent” – both mean the same thing. The trapdoor is a further complication that comes into play once a contract is in place -- after which the buyer’s agent may also properly be called the “selling” agent!
            The potential confusion between seller’s agent and selling agent doesn’t usually have much practical significance: after all, by then, everyone should know the cast of characters and who represents whom. But it can come into play if buyer or seller is not actually present here in the Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL area to keep the names and duties sorted out -- but that’s rarely the case.
            The “listing agent” is the person who lists the home for sale, has their sign in the yard, and represents the seller. So they are called the “seller’s agent” because they represent the seller. The “buyer’s agent” is the agent who represents the buyer, has shown ... more

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