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From time to time I get an email inquiring about Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland
From time to time I also notice that there are a few Realtors® in the Metro Portland area who claim they are Exclusive Buyers Agent in Portland.
Exclusive Buyers Agents are just that -- EXCLUSIVE. They do NOT take listings. They do NOT work for a broker/brokerage that does take listings.
An Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland is a Real Estate Agent that works only for Buyers and never Sellers.
It's misleading to the general public when an agent makes claims of being an Exclusive Buyers Agent in Portland, when in fact, they hang their license with a Brokerage that takes listings.
An Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland has niches to bUYERS -- exclusively. Their training and certifications are in negotiations, mortgage/finance, foreclosures and short sales, green building and Buyer Agency and they work in the best interest of the buyer . . . they NEVER, EVER take a listing. And they don't work at a broker/brokerage that does.
If a Realtor® tells you they are an Exclusive Buyer Agent in Portland, or any other area, and they work at a brokerage that takes listings . . . they are not being accurate, they are misleading. While they, themselves might only work with buyers, they are still sub-agents of ALL the listings in that brokerage -- and therefore, can NOT be Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland.
The following is from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's guide entitled: "Shopping For Your Home Loan"
"Frequently, the first person you consult about buying a home is a real estate agent or broker. Although these agents and brokers provide helpful advice, they may legally be representing the interests of the seller and not yours. You can ask your family and friends for recommendations.
It is your responsibility to search for an agent who will represent your interests in the real estate transaction. If you want someone to represent only your interests, consider hiring an "exclusive buyer's agent", who will be working for you. " See page 6
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Sadly, there are agents that market and brand themselves as Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland -- when they are either too ignorant to know the difference, or are too slick and use Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland as misleading marketing.
EBAPortland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION ~~ 100% of the Time
EBAPortland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Metro Portland real estate market since 1999. If you’re a Buyer in the Metro Portland area (including: Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Downtown Portland,) and contemplating a purchase, talk with a Buyer’s Agent . . . better yet, talk to an ExclusiveBuyers Agent. Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work for listing brokerages or Sellers. An EBA’s fiduciary dutyis: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.
Author Bio: Carla Muss-Jacobs is the Principal Broker/Owner of EBA Portland, LLC an Exclusive Buyer Agency representing Buyers in the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.
The Sellers have their own agent ~~ Why don't you have yours?
Carla Muss-Jacobs practices the TRUE FORM of Buyer Agency ~~ Exclusive Buyer Agent. Her office/brokerage never takes listings and never respresents the Seller. Exclusive Buyer Agency is the BEST form of legal real estate representation a Buyer can have. There is 100% Buyer Representation - !00% of the Time. There are NO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST and there is no possibility of ever having YOUR Buyer Agency comprised. When buying a house -- it's important to know who is working for you!!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.