estate agent


Definition of estate agent 


: a real estate broker or manager

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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 An East Hampton home has sold for $40 million in what real-estate agents describe as the most expensive single-family Hamptons deal since 2016. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "East Hampton Home of Late Goldman Sachs Partner James Marcus Sells for $40 Million," 23 Apr. 2018 But the study assigns ridiculous probabilities of automation to many occupational categories: tour guides, real-estate agents and fashion models rank among the most automatable. Oren Cass, WSJ, "‘The Future of Work’ and ‘Human + Machine’ Review: Reckoning With the Robots," 24 June 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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