WHAT IS BUYER REPRESENTATION
Brokers and salespeople typically represent the seller, not the buyer for most real estate transactions in Southampton, on Long Island, and in New York City. This is contrary to most other regions of the United States, including upstate New York where Buyer Representation is the norm. Buyer representation is the practice of the real estate professional representing the buyer, not the seller, as a client in the real estate transaction.
WHY WORK WITH A BUYER REPRESENTATIVE
Why should you seek a buyer’s agent when you purchase your next house? When you select an attorney, would you consider the seller’s attorney to represent your interests? The same should be true when you select a real estate agent to show you your dream home.
When Joan and Paul work as buyer representatives for you in the purchase of your new home, they are duty bound to work solely in your best interests and negotiate your best deal under your best terms.
WHAT ARE SPECIAL THINGS A BUYER REPRESENTATIVE CAN DO FOR YOU?
There are many things a buyer representative can do for you that a seller’s agent legally can not do. For twenty reasons why a buyer’s agent should represent you when you purchase your next home, click here: Twenty Things a Buyer’s Agent Can Do For You that a Seller’s Agent Legally Cannot
WE ARE ACCREDITED & CERTIFIED BUYER REPRESENTATIVES
The coveted Accredited Buyer Representative® designation (ABR), is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS® to REALTORS® who meet specified educational and practical experience criteria. Both special education and demonstrated experience are required to earn this highly specialized designation.
The Certified Buyer Representative® accreditation (CBR), the oldest buyer agency national accreditation, is awarded by the RealNet Learning Services® to real estate professionals who participate in a program sponsored by local realtor associations. Less than 8,000 Realtors nationally have earned this highly specialized accreditation.