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A real estate sub-agent can’t sue the seller for a commission

It’s a bitter lesson. A real estate agent spends money advertising and showing property. But when the deal closes, no commission is paid.

To prove the right to a commission, the agent must prove only two things:

  • that the agent was the “procuring cause of the sale”
  • that an employment relationship existed between the seller and the agent.

The case Deer Run Properties v Keys to the Lake illustrates that the second point Read the rest of this entry

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