“tionships” provides an overview of all agency relationships.
Express agreement is a kind of agency agreement. It is when the agent and licensee agree verbally or in written form. Writing agreements are the safest legal form of express agency.
A different type of agency relationship is an implied agency. This occurs in the event that an agent and licensee come to an agreement through their conduct despite the absence of formal agreement.
A principal is able to send a potential buyer or other third party to an agent when there isn’t a formal agreement. This is a form of agency relationship. This type of agency agreement is referred to as an agency by estoppel.
A second reason is that an agency relation can be established when a principal ratifies a previously unknown agreement made on their behalf by the real estate agent. The agency relationship exists for that one act.
Other forms of agency relationships are agency by necessity , and agency with an interest. It is not common and the agent may hold an interest in any deal.