Real Estate Agents are licensed by the state they work in to assist with the buying or selling of a home. Most real estate agents work for a real estate company and are paid on commission. They serve as a broker between the buyer and the seller. For sellers, real estate agents are an invaluable tool when it comes to deciding how much the home should be priced for. They can provide information on how much other homes in the area are selling for and can price the home competitively to sell. Most agents have professional sales training and can provide a much better presentation on a home than the homeowner would. For buyers, agents can help narrow down choices and provide information on a home's background and the surrounding community.