real estate broker is a person that is operating brokerage
businesses which assists people in their real estate transactions
and charges a commission for services provided. Brokers are
a type of real estate agents acting as intermediaries between
real estate buyers and sellers and are licensed to run this
type of business. They are typically regulated solely by local
Real estate brokers are usually retained by sellers to obtain potential buyers for their real estate property. They work on a contractual basis that is built on their earning a commission if they get a buyer for the seller. Or the contract/ agreement can also be exclusive, where they are entitled to a commission even if the seller finds a buyer without their aid.
Brokers are independent operators who in some cases may have a number of real estate agents working for them. The agents find or develop the buyers and sellers listings for them, while the brokers handle the administrative aspects of the business. Brokers pay the agents a part of commission earned through the deal fixed by that particular agent.
Issues and Processes handled by real estate brokers:
Real estate brokers help arrange for finances for potential buyers, which is crucial for closing a deal.
They supervise the agents and also manage other administrative aspects of the business.
They also obtain the listings, i.e. the agreements from owners to place their real property on sale.
Real estate brokers are usually experienced people in the business who have the broker’s license. They play an important role in closing a deal, by making sure all necessary papers are signed and all the terms of contract met by both the parties.
They fix meetings between the interested parties, visit the sites themselves, analyze the condition of the property and help fix a suitable price according to the market.
Some real estate brokers have also ventured into providing home mortgages and insurances.