Procuring cause is a legal standard. It is really just the judicial gloss that has accumulated over the years around the clause in a listing agreement that says the seller will pay the listing broker a commission if the listing broker procures a buyer ready, willing and able to purchase the property. If you look at the listing agreement you use, you will see a “compensation” clause of some kind that contains a “ready and willing buyer” provision entitling the broker to the commission. Understanding “procuring cause” means understanding what the simple clause means legally.
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