This is an agreement made by the agent and seller, regarding the advertising or marketing of a property. The listing usually involves photos and a description of the property, along with the price and contact details. Using a real estate agent to help with the listing of your home may help speed up the process of selling your home, but the agent also takes a cut of the sale of the home in the form of a commission — usually 5 to 6%.     

Read more: What to Know Before Signing a Real Estate Agent Listing Agreement