Having started out aright, and obtained the written authority, provided for as above stated, what steps must the broker next take to earn his commission? It is of the utmost importance, in order to save future trouble and litigation, to get all of the particulars affecting the parcel to be sold definitely and positively. These consist, in the first place, of the ownership; next, the dimensions of the parcels; third, restrictions, if any, affecting the property, and, fourth, the terms of sale.