A buyer’s agent is somebody who is retained by a would-be purchaser to
help them locate a suitable property and then advise and assist with the negotiations.
The agency fees are paid by the buyer-client – usually an initial retainer
and a percentage fee based on the price of the acquired property. A small number
of firms specialise in offering this type of service and have reliable contacts
among up-market estate agents who can help them to locate appropriate property.