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The solution to this is to find out which agent was the effective cause of the successful sale of a property.
Effective cause is determined by looking at the following:

1. Which agent made the initial introduction? The agent who brokered the initial introduction would typically be considered to be the effective cause of a successful sale.

2. What were the intervening factors? It is possible for other factors to have played a more important role in the successful sale than the initial introduction. If it can be shown that intervening factors were so pivotal to the buyer’s decision to purchase the property that they outweigh the initial introduction, then the agent responsible for these factors would be entitled to the commission.

3. Weighing up of the efforts of each estate agent

4. Which agent had results?

These factors will be taken into account if a dispute arises.

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