- (North America) A person or business that sells or leases out real estate, acting as an agent for the property owner.
- 1919: w:United States Senate, U.S. Housing Corporation. Hearings Before a Subcommittee
- : Mr. Shannon (witness): It was composed of an engineer, if I remember correctly, a town planner, a , and occasionally an architect ...
- 1922: w:Sinclair Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt
- : First place, we ought to insist that folks call us "realtors" and not "real-estate men." Sounds more like a reg"lar profession.
- 1975: w:Jerzy N Kosinski, Jerzy N Kosinski, Cockpit, New York, Grove Press, 1998, p.189
- : Intrigued by the prospect of an additional commission, the hurriedly assured me he foresaw no problem in obtaining the lease.
- 1996: w:Gina Berriault, Gina Berriault, "The Cove", in Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories, Washington, Counterpoint Press, p.194
- : Persons who sometimes roam through houses they cannot afford in order to impress realtors, or—though they have not met him before— vindictively waste his time, never venture onto verdant ground and across the threshhold of that property.
- 1997: w:Douglas A. Gray, Douglas A. Gray, Canadian home buying made easy, 2nd edition, p.72
- : The terms agent, broker, and are often used interchangeably.
- 2002: w:Sarah Young Fisher, Sarah Young Fisher and w:Susan Shelly, Susan Shelly, Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 40s and 50s, Indianapolis, Alpha Books
- : If you're relocating and looking for a , you could call the chamber of commerce or the local board of real estate agents...
- 2003: w:Gary Andrew Dresden, Gary Andrew Dresden, Confessions of a Gynecologist, Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, p.111
- : The was like a carnivore, ready to spring. He was originally from New York and he seemed like the kind of guy who could smell a deal.
Etymology: Coined by w:Charles N. Chadbourn, Charles N. Chadbourn in 1916 as a collective term for members of the National Association in the United States.
- Spanish: agente inmobiliario
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