Bryan P. Furman

BA, Dipl.Urban Land Economics, RI (BC)

Inst. Luxury Home Mktg, ABR, SRES

604-789-7126

 

ABR vs. Buyer's Rep: REALTOR Designations

 

ABR® vs. Buyer's Rep: A REALTOR® Designation

 

A Buyer’s representative (or simply Buyer’s rep) is a licensed real estate professional who represents prospective home buyers in their property transaction. If you’ve formalized an agency relationship, typically by signing a Buyer’s rep agreement with a Buyer’s rep, you can expect him or her to:

  • Understand your specific needs and wants, and locate appropriate properties.
  • Assist you in determining how much you can afford (pre-qualify your mortgage).
  • Preview and/or accompany you in viewing properties.
  • Research properties, to identify any problems or issues you should consider.
  • Advise you in formulating your offer.
  • Help you develop your negotiation strategy.
  • Provide a list of potential qualified vendors (such as inspectors, attorneys, lenders, etc.) for other related services that may be needed.
  • Keep track of all the details throughout the entire transaction—to closing and beyond.

In other words, a Buyer’s rep should make your home buying experience go as smoothly and successfully as possible. 

But not all Buyer’s reps are equal. A Buyer’s rep who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) REALTOR® designation has made an extra effort to raise the bar, with additional training and experience in serving you, the home buyer. If you work with an ABR®, you can feel more confident that you’ll receive the highest level of buyer-representation services.

 

Why Use an ABR®: REALTORS® Experienced in Buyer Representation 


Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional—especially a trained professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, representing best-in-class buyer services. 

When you look for an ABR® before you look for a home, you’ll be served, not sold. Your interests become their interests. And you’ll be working with someone who has gone the extra mile by completing specialized training in delivering the best in buyer-representation services. Plus, a REALTOR® who has an ABR® Designation also has an established track record, with proven experience in representing the concerns of home buyers. 

The ABR® Designation is awarded through the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, or REBAC, which was founded in 1988 to promote superior buyer-representation skills and services. REBAC is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

 

For more information about Accredited Buyer's Representatives go to:  http://rebac.net

Bryan P. Furman
Cell:604-789-7126
Office:604-472-0811
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Email:pocoREMAX@gmail.com
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