Buying a Home?
The Seller will have professional representation...
Until very recently, real
estate agents almost always represented the seller, not the buyer, in the real
estate transaction. Even the real estate
agent who drove you from home to home, buying you lunch, learning about your
family and employment status, was not working on your behalf. By law, the
agent was required to work on the seller's side
-- to get the highest price and the best terms for the seller.
ALL THAT HAS CHANGED!
Wide sweeping changes in
Multiple Listing Service regulations, as well as revisions in legislation and
local real estate regulations have opened
a whole new era in real estate transactions.
THE AGE OF BUYER REPRESENTATION
Today, many real estate
agents and companies are offering to represent the buyer in the real estate
transaction. From the initial selection of
properties, all the way through contract negotiations and settlement, you
can now have an agent specifically committed to representing your best
interests when buying a home.
Consumer advocacy groups have endorsed such representation, and licensing
laws in virtually every state are now being reworked to enable and encourage
representation for the buyer.
The National Association of Realtors®, the nation's largest association of
real estate practitioners addressing all aspects of consumer representation in the real estate transaction, has established
a criterion for excellence in buyer representation:
The "ACCREDITED BUYER REPRESENTATIVE" Designation
To attain this designation, real estate
practitioners must complete an extensive classroom training program on buyer
agency practices and procedures;
pass a written examination; and submit evidence of practical experience as a
So... if a real estate transaction is in your future, put an Accredited Buyer
Representative to work for you. We are qualified to provide these services
as an "Accredited Buyer Representative."