Buying a home through an agent

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ConsumerProperty industry

In most cases, there will be a real estate agent, or their sales representative, involved in the marketing and sale of the home you want to buy.

This fact sheet advises you of some of the issues that may be important to you when buying a home.

Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
Last updated 27 May 2014

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