Independent Surveys about Buyer Agents & Buyer Brokers
The Real Estate Savings Center seeks out and qualifies the top-rated Accredited and/or Certified Buyer Representatives for our Nationwide Network. One of the Major Benefits of our Network Agents is that they can also help you save time and money if you need to sell before buying, which can effectively double your savings!
Since the mid-1980’s there have been a number of Independent Surveys completed comparing the advantages and benefits of using the services of real estate Buyers Broker or Buyer’s Agent vs. the Traditional real estate sales agent. Perhaps the best is this whitepaper put forth by theConsumer Federation of America.
And here are some other tidbits compiled by The Real Estate Savings Center and Shelby Majors, an Accredited Buyer Representative with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Fort Collins, CO.
ACCREDITED BUYER REPRESENTATIVES “One credential to look for is the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) the designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council…” …Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
“WORK WITH AN ALLY Normally, real estate agents are legally bound to work on behalf of the seller to land the highest price. But you can choose instead to work with an agent accredited to represent the buyer; in this case, the legal obligation is reversed and the broker is compelled to use her understanding of the seller and the property to extract the lower price on your behalf.” …Money Magazine
“Buyer-brokers have emerged as an alternative to an agent representing a seller.” “Look for buyer-brokers who have an Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation.” …Investors Business Daily
” If you’re about to start shopping for a house, be sure you know whether your agent is really working for you or the seller.” …Consumer Reports
“Buyer brokers: agents that buyers can call their own.” “Buyers no longer have to fend for themselves.”. ...U.S. News & World Report
“Agents: How to hire one for your side.” “Most agents who show you homes don’t represent your interests.” …USA TODAY
“A buyer’s broker, representing only the buyer, may be able to secure a better price and better terms.” …Good Housekeeping
“The rise of the buyer’s broker means that you can be assured an agent will be on your side.” …Jean Chatzky, editor at Money magazine, Today Show
“”To Buyers: If you want representation, work with a buyer broker. They are legally obligated to represent your interests in any negotiations with sellers.” …The Consumer Federation of America
Groups such as the Consumer Federation of American and AARP recommend using buyer’s agents. …Smart Money Magazine