Vendee refers to a person to whom something is sold. The meaning of vendee is a buyer of goods and services. A more common term for vendee is a purchaser. While a vendor is a seller, the vendee is a term associated with the person that buys or the person at whom the vendor sells his products or services.
In real estate, the term can be associated with the person that buys real estate. This can often be a homebuyer if he/she purchases a house. Also, the term vendee can also be a land buyer or a commercial real estate investor who uses his/her capital in order to purchase commercial real estate. Any type of real estate associated purchase makes the owner a vendee or a purchaser.
There are other terms associated with vendee, such as contract vendee sale. Through this contract, a transaction is made through which the seller or vendor transfers beneficial rights, including the obligation of ownership and the right of possession to the purchaser or vendee. They also agree to close at a future date under well-defined terms.