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  • n. A person or company who acts in the sale, lease or maintenance of land, property, real estate etc for another.
  • n. A land bailiff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land


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  • I’d gotten a wild hair that I wanted to live on the water, so one day the real estate agent brought us into Turners Cove on Wilmington Island, a new waterfront community under construction.

    It Ain’t All About the Cookin’

  • Many years later, visiting an abandoned meat process­ing plant in Chicago with a real estate agent acquaintance, I was to encounter a similar smell; it was the stench of a charnel house, disused for years but permeated with the memory of blood.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • The operator had managed to pull the address out of a horrified Laura Beck, the real estate agent who had found the bodies and was now down at the police station talking to Brinkman.


  • Since that time the succeeding Hurrells had been fully occupied keeping the monstrous property a going concern, let alone improving it, so that when Gaiogi Laminoff took charge the place was, as the estate agent said, delightfully unspoilt.

    The Fashion in Shrouds

  • I would speak to an estate agent — after the twenty-eighth.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women


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