Aseller’s agent, or seller’s real estate agent, is a professional who helps list the property for sale. The seller’s agent represents the person selling the property and holds allegiance to that party.

Sellers and buyers of property can hire real estate agents to represent them in the course of business. Agents can represent either the buyer or the seller, and in some cases they represent both. It is a good idea for the seller and buyer to each have his or her own agent working for them and representing their interests and goals.

The seller’s agent focuses on selling the property according to the terms the seller or owner sets. This includes getting the best price for the property, negotiating terms, selling it quickly and managing the legal transaction. Often called the listing agent, the seller’s agent places the home on the multiple listing service, or MLS, and fields calls and inquiries for the owner.