Is there a difference between a real estate agent and real estate broker?

We're buying our first house, and are confused about the difference between the two, if any. .

Davenport, IA -

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Michelle Lynn Marshall

Michelle Lynn Marshall

Real Estate Attorney - Columbus, OH
Answered

Yes, there is a difference between an agent and a broker. The roles of each are usually defined by state law and can vary from state to state, and since I'm not licensed in IA I can't give you specifics on the differences in your state. However, here is a link to an article which gives a good general overview of the distinction between the two.

http://www.ehow.com/facts_4826107_difference-be...

I hope this has been helpful, and congratulations on the purchase of your first home.

I am licensed in the State of Ohio, posting a response to your question or issue does not create an attorney-... more
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