What is a mandate de recherche used by a French real estate agent?

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A French real estate agent may have a written agreement with a buyer to find a property for him or her. This type of agreement is similar but not the same as a Buyer’s agency agreement in North America. In France the contract between the agent and the buyer is called a ‘mandate de recherché

Under a ‘mandate de recherché‘ the agent is often paid by the buyer.

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