What exactly 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 real estate agents?
Brokers earn a percentage of the commission earned by the agents they sponsor or 100% of the commission from their own deals.
What is the difference between a broker and an agent?
In real estate, an agent is an individual who is licensed to sell property in their state. A broker is someone who is licensed to own their own real estate firm. A real estate agent cannot work on their own, they must work under a licensed broker.