Merry Silbaugh, ABR
Associate Broker   Cell 602-617-3245
"Accredited Buyer Representation" . . . Don't Buy a Home Without It !
Historically, real estate agents almost always represented the seller in the real estate transaction. Even the agent who drove you from house to house was not working for the buyer. 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. That has all changed!

Major changes in Multiple Listing Service regulations as well as revisions in legislation and local real estate regulations have created a whole new era in real estate transactions . . . the age of buyer agency.

From the initial selection of properties, all the way through contract negotiations and settlement, buyers can now have an agent specifically committed to representing their best interests when buying a home.

Consumer advocacy groups have endorsed such representation and licensing laws in virtually every state have been reworked to enable and encourage buyer representation.

So if you're in the market for a new home,you will be hearing and seeing the term "buyer's broker" alot. But what does that really mean? Unfortunately, not very much. Since any licensed real estate agent can legally represent the buyer, any agent can use the term "buyer's broker."

Every buyer SHOULD have representation and it SHOULD come from an "Accredited Buyer Representative", a Realtor with the ABR designation. This professional designation was established by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), the nation's oldest and largest association of real estate practitioners as a criterion for excellence in buyer representation.

To attain this designation, a Realtor 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 buyer's representative.

So if a real estate purchase is in your future, be sure to work with a Realtor with the ABR designation, the Benchmark for Excellence in Buyer Representation!

For more information, call or E-Mail me today!


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RE/MAX Sun Properties
16704 Ave. of the Fountains 101 • Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Associate Broker • Cell 602-617-3245