estate agent


Definition of estate agent

: a real estate broker or manager

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Her mother June Mullen Brosnahan was a former flight attendant who had become a real-estate agent. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "Kate Spade’s Father, Husband Discuss Her Private Troubles," 6 June 2018 Scherf was serving a life sentence for the abduction and rape of a Spokane real-estate agent after making an appointment with her to see a home in 1995. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "List of inmates whose sentences are changed from death row to life in prison," 12 Oct. 2018 Around midmorning, a real-estate agent arrived with prospective buyers. Jacquie Mcnish And Vipal Monga, WSJ, "After a Billionaire and His Wife Are Found Dead, Their Children Try to Crack the Case," 29 June 2018 The real estate market, meanwhile, has cooled considerably, with the number of property sales in London near a historic low last year, according to estate agent Foxtons. Washington Post, "2 years on, Brexit vote has taken a toll on UK economy," 23 June 2018 Lawyers, accountants, fund managers, and real-estate agents have become a kind of butler class to the extraordinarily wealthy, helping them to reinvest or to hide their wealth. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation," 25 May 2018 Its corporate and libel lawyers, private schools and estate agents were happy to serve Russians who used the country’s financial and legal infrastructure to raise capital, hide it or hedge it against the risk of expropriation at home. The Economist, "Roman Abramovich’s visa woes signal a shift in British policy on Russia," 24 May 2018 Knight Frank, an estate agent, says that home prices in the city have risen by 21% in the past year. The Economist, "Public transport is in decline in many wealthy cities," 21 June 2018 Many real-estate agents, lenders and home sellers are seeing more Millennials purchasing their first house in the Phoenix area. Catherine Reagor, azcentral, "FHA loans plummet in metro Phoenix, but that may be a good thing for Millennials," 17 June 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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