(1) The agent who shows the buyer’s property, negotiates the contract or offer for the buyer, and works with the buyer to close the transaction.
(2) Given you’re likely a beginner real estate agent if you’re reading this, chances are you know already that this type of agent niche is the optimal one for you. Buyer’s agents represent — you guessed it — the buyer side of a transaction. In this role, you’d be paid by the seller’s agent (or their brokerage, if they’re apart of one) after a deal is closed. It’s typically best to start out as a buyer’s agent so you can learn the ins and outs of what buyers want and get lots of experience (buyer’s agents tend to work far more deals than seller’s agents).