Accredited Buyer's Agent (ABR)
What is an Accredited Buyer Representative and do you need one?
Most people start their home search by driving around neighborhoods, looking at the exterior of the homes, then calling the agent on the For Sale sign.
Did you know you are calling an agent that represents the Seller? That agent is legally bound to represent the seller only. The seller's agent has a contractual obligation to get the highest price and the best terms for the seller.
If you are a buyer, you need someone to represent you, someone who will be committed to your best interests. You need an Accredited Buyer Representative.
Our Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) professional designation was achieved through a process established by the National Association Of Realtors. This process includes advanced education, testing, and submittal of evidence in acting as an unaccredited buyer's agent in multiple transactions. Fewer than 1 in 500 real estate agents have earned the ABR professional designation.
An Accredited Buyer Representative owes the following duties to their homebuyer:
- Complete loyalty
- Disclosure of all known facts
- Reasonable Care and Diligence
- Obedience to lawfully instructions
- Arizona state law, the Realtors Code of Ethics, and general principles of agency law define these responsibilities.
In addition, we commit 100% to my buyers by protecting their interest when dealing with escrow officers, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, builders and negotiate on the buyers behalf which leads to savings in time and money.
This is very important when a buyer is looking at new construction. Never sign in or register at a new home site without an Accredited Buyer's Agent. You will lose all representation! The site salesperson always represents the builder.
Does it cost anything to use an Accredited Buyer's Agent? No, the fee is normally paid by the seller, costing the buyer nothing.