Procuring cause is the sequence of events between a buyer and their real estate agent that results in a successful home purchase transaction.

As a home buyer, if you shift from agent to agent, you potentially run the risk of a procuring cause dispute over who is owed the sales commission. Which agent initially found the home? Which agent initially showed the home? Which agent brought the offer to the seller and negotiated it? Each activity contributes toward the procuring cause and helps determine which agent is owed a sales commission.