A seller who instructs a broker to sell his real estate signs an agreement that defines the tasks and obligations of the broker, which may include the fiduciary duty of the broker to act in the best interests of the seller. Other paragraphs define the Broker`s Commission, define the regulatory obligations and procedures to be followed by both parties in the event of disputes and detailed termination procedures. In the case of a simple brokerage contract, the broker or broker is not required to engage in brokerage activities. However, the broker`s right to a commission can only be invoked if it is possible to prove successfully that the main contract was successfully executed or negotiated (lease, purchase and sale, etc.). An insurance producer, commonly referred to as an insurance broker, must sign an agreement with any insurance company whose products it intends to sell to cigna`s Broker and Consultant Agreement. The agreement defines the obligations of the manufacturer who may act as a representative of the insurance company or as a broker on behalf of a client. A brokerage contract can be entered into either in writing, orally, or implicitly out of tacit intent. In this context, however, it is necessary that the circumstances be such that it is obvious to the client that compensation must be paid for the broker`s activity. Other sections define and restrict the broker`s obligations to the client, present investment risks, the margin agreement allowing a client to buy shares on credit and the option agreement necessary for the client to trade options — a common form of derivatives that uses returns on investments. The final sections of these agreements relay regulatory declarations and, importantly, the broker`s right to resolve disputes in arbitration proceedings. Contrary to a widely held view, it is quite possible that a broker works for both contracting parties in the quality of what is called an alternating broker. As a general rule, it is sufficient that the broker referred to this dual function, either in his terms and conditions of sale or at the time of the conclusion of the written brokerage contract. A brokerage contract between the real estate agent and a buyer describes the tasks the broker is willing to take on to help the buyer find an appropriate property, but he cannot or cannot require that the buyer`s broker be compensated beyond a share of the sales commission paid by the seller.