I know consumers tend to call the listing agents the selling agents, which, when you consider semantics, makes perfect sense.
As a Realtor, in every day lingo, I say:
Listing agent = represents seller.
Buyer's agent = represents buyer.
However, on the Illinois MLS, after a transaction is closed, there is a section to input the agents' information who handled each side of a transaction.
For the seller side it is: Listing Agent
For the buyer side it is: Selling Agent
Therefore, technically, a listing agent is considered to represent the seller and a selling agent is considered to represent the buyer.
A Selling agent is the Buyer's agent for that specific client
A Listing Agent is the Selelr's Agent for that specific client
I can be a listing agent for my clients A, list and sell his house because the kids are gone and they want to downsize.
However, A also needs a replacement property in town (he is downsizing), then when I help A find the replacement property, I am A's selling agent.
Note that these are for different properties.
A selling agent is the agent who brought the buyer (sold the house), regardless of whom they represent. So the listing agent can be the selling agent also.
A SELLER'S agent is the SELLER'S agent.
A BUYER'S agent is the BUYER'S agent (works for the buyer, looks out for their best interest).
The selling agent can either be a subagent, broker's agent or the buyers agent.
Hey, yes, it's confusing. You should be been in my real estate agent class the morning we spent going over it. It took about 3 hours.
Fee Simple: Is this a simple fee that is charged? NO - It is a form of ownership
Ownership in severalty: Does it mean ownership is shared with others? No ..it means pretty much the opposite.
Tenancy in Common: Some kind of a lease? No... It is a form of ownership anongst two or more people.
"So then I turn left?"
"Do you mean I turn right or that I am correct?"
Although there is a difference here with ing vs er's, for people who make typos or don't listen well, it sounds so confusing.