Most people were unaware that up until the 1990’s, the Realtor worked for the seller in real estate transactions—even when he or she was bringing the buyer to the home. This seemed to make sense to some since the seller pays the Realtor commissions, but it left our buyers unrepresented in the sales transaction. To change that and offer the opportunity for a better, stronger relationship between Realtors and their Buyer clients, Buyer Representation was begun in the Real Estate industry.
Over one million people in the United States are licensed to sell Real Estate. Of those licensees, less than 2 percent are Accredited Buyer Representatives (ABR®). The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS® to real estate practitioners who have met specific educational and practical experience requirements.
Sellers list their homes with Real Estate agents to assure professional representation throughout the sales transaction. Buyers deserve someone on their side providing the same professionalism and service. That is why I have studied and worked to earn the designation of an Accredited Buyer Representative, to represent you to the fullest!
I prefer to work with my buyers as their Buyer Representative because, as stated above, when we have a Buyer Representation Agreement, it lets everyone in the transaction know that I work for, and owe fiduciary responsibilities to you and to have your best interests in mind throughout the entire real estate process.