Should I use a broker or an agent?
In most cases, either a broker or an agent can handle your transaction. There's a chance you'll work with both a broker and an agent as your buying or selling process moves forward. While an agent could have less experience, it doesn't mean all agents are less qualified to handle your property.
What does a broker do?
A broker is an individual or firm that acts as an intermediary between an investor and a securities exchange. A broker can also refer to the role of a firm when it acts as an agent for a customer and charges the customer a commission for its services.
Do brokers make money from agents?
Brokers earn money two ways: A percentage of the commission earned by the agents they sponsor. One hundred percent of the commission from their own deals.