estate agent


Definition of estate agent

: a real estate broker or manager

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With the market currently on a downward slide amid a glut of high-end Manhattan inventory, some real-estate agents hope the record-breaking closings will be a boon to market sentiment. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "As Manhattan’s Most Secretive Skyscraper Rises, a Super-Elite Clientele Emerges," 2 Nov. 2018 For example, a real-estate agent reported obtaining customers through the web. Eric Morath, WSJ, "Who’s a Gig Worker? Surgeons, Bank Executives Step Forward," 28 Sep. 2018 Beth Cole, a real-estate agent in Palm Beach, Fla., upgraded her iPhone 5s to an iPhone 8 Plus late last year. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "Apple’s Answer to Slower iPhone Sales? Getting Customers to Trade In," 8 Jan. 2019 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

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First Known Use of estate agent

1856, in the meaning defined above

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