In a fair number of recent online conversations, there has been some serious confusion over the use of Buyer's agent vs. Selling agent.
As most Realtors know, most transations include two agents. The listing agent, and the selling agent.
The listing agent is fairly straightforward... s/he represents the seller.... the person who owns the property that's for sale.
The selling agent is a bit more confusing... the selling agent is actually the buyer's agent... who represents the buyer in the transaction. And the consumer knows us as buyer's agents. But many agents like to use the technical terminology, and since they're not used consistently... it just creates confusion, even amongst fellow Realtors.
"Selling agent?? You mean the buyer's agent?"
"Yes, the buyer's agent."
"Then why don't you just SAY that?!"