a person who acts on behalf of another person or group.
Be the Principal, choose an agent, a real estate agent.
You are the Principal when you get yourself a real estate agent. Your agent, your real estate agent, is required to start here with you by providing the BCFSA (British Columbia Financial Services Authority) dislosure form related to your relationship with a Real Estate Professional outlining what you can expect from your relationship with a (REP) real estate professional and the special legal duties owed to you.
What you are to expect from your real estate agent :
Loyalty - to act in your best interests.
Full Disclosure - tell you everything they know that may influence your decision.
Avoid Conflicts of Interest - avoid situations that affect the duty to act in your best interests.
Confidentiality - keep the confidences.