When you sell your property, you may want to use an agent. An agent can advise you on the best price for your property, locate prospective buyers and facilitate the sale.
A real estate agent cannot act for a client until appointed in writing by the client.
To appoint an agent, the agent will ask you to sign a PAMD Form 22a - Appointment of real estate agent (sales and purchase) (PDF, 217 KB).
This form details your arrangement with the real estate agent. It includes details of how much the agent will charge for their services and what costs they may incur on your behalf (for example, advertising). The form should also detail the services to be provided by the agent and how they are to be performed. Make sure you check the form thoroughly before signing to ensure you are happy with the arrangement.
Real estate agents must be licensed to work in Queensland. They must display their licence prominently in their office. Real estate agents must follow a strict code of conduct and have a complaint handling process to resolve disputes.
Types of appointment
Agency appointments are open listing, sole agency or exclusive agency, single and continuing.
Resolving disputes with an agent
How to solve a problem with your agent or make a complaint.
Details about maximum commission an agent can charge in different kinds of sales.
Last reviewed 22/11/2011