The general public will typically infer that the person representing the seller is the selling agent, and the person representing the buyer is the buyer’s agent. But in MLS terms, the Selling Agent is the person who represents the buyer in the transaction, since they are the one helping to sell the home and complete the sale. Conversely, the person representing the seller is referred to as the Listing Agent since they are listing the property on the market.

selling agent vs buyer's agent in MLS terms

This can cause confusion when you are changing your listing to an under-contract status. The Selling Member field is required, so remember, in MLS terms, this is the buyer’s agent.

Both terms are correct depending on the context of them being used. When saying or hearing “Selling Agent”, make sure to clarify which side is being mentioned.