MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE LICENSED TO SELL REAL
OF THOSE LICENSEES, FEWER THAN 2 PERCENT ARE ACCREDITED BUYER REPRESENT- ATIVES (ABRŪ).
Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council and National Association of Realtors
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 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 in legislation and local real estate regulations has 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 interest 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 Real Estate BUYERS AGENT Council, the nation's oldest and 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, a real estate practitioner must complete an extensive classroom training program on buyer agency practics and procedures, pass a written examination and submit evidence of practical experience as a buyer's representative.
So ... if a real estate transaction is in your future, put an Accredited Buyer Representative to work for you.
Look for the real estate professional who displays the emblem