experience: Finding The Best Agents to Refer to Past Clients, Family & Friends - 01/06/16 04:06 AM
Have you ever been asked to help friends and family or past clients find good real estate agents when they relocate to other areas? Or maybe you have a consumer who needs professional representation in your area, but for a transaction that is outside of your area of expertise.
Because the ultimate goal of a referral should be to help the consumer find the best possible agent, there are at least 5 things you should be looking at before making a recommendation:
 
DESIGNATIONS:
ABR (We look for the ABR for both buyer and seller agent referrals because it shows that the agent understands Agency … (0 comments)

experience: Repeat Clients are the Best! - 09/13/13 09:35 AM
I love working for repeat clients! Repeat clients are clients who loved working with me so much, that when they buy again, they call me back!
Here are a few testimonials from some past clients:
"We wanted someone who would work with us and not be constrained or biased by their own listings or those from colleagues in their same office or group. Benjamin was extremely responsive and even did virtual walk-throughs with us via video on the web. With his help, we found the ideal home. Benjamin came up with a brilliant approach that gave us a real advantage in the … (4 comments)

experience: Research Scientists Share Benefits of Hiring an Exclusive Buyer's Agent when Buying a Home - 10/18/11 07:01 PM
Our Exclusive Buyers Agent (EBA) was a pleasure to work with because of his laid back, no-pressure approach. His only motivation was to help us find the right house for us, not to sell a home.  He never pressured us to consider a home we were not interested in. Rather, he suggested we see many homes so we could figure out what we actually wanted, and what we did not want. When we had a disagreement on which house we liked better, he made sure to let us come to our own conclusion. We are very happy with how it turned out, and … (1 comments)

experience: Don't Work with a Pushy Real Estate Agent - 04/30/09 10:52 AM
I saw this and realized just how different the experience is for clients of Exclusive Buyer's Agents than it must seem to most of the public who work with pushy real estate agents.
British humor and real estate all in one short video clip.
If you want to have a different experience when buying a home, get an agent on YOUR side of the transaction who will work for you and not try and SELL you any home.
 

 
 
If you have excellent credit and will be buying a $300,000-$800,000 home in the next 1-3 months and would … (0 comments)

experience: Military Family Relocating to Utah Benefits by Hiring an Exclusive Buyer's Agent - 09/20/08 06:01 PM
Our family was relocating to Utah after 5 years in Japan. Although we had done lots of internet searching for houses we really had no idea as to neighborhoods, schools, shopping, etc. The "house hunting" experience was old even before we left Japan.
 
In doing our initial research into rates, lenders and trying to learn about neighborhoods we came across advertisements for an EBA (Exclusive Buyer's Agent). Although we have owned several properties both as primary and rentals, we had not heard of a Buyers Agent. I have always disliked the idea that the selling agent was also my buying … (0 comments)

experience: Exclusive Buyers Agents - A Good Choice when Relocating - 09/15/08 06:57 PM
I was relocating to Utah and needed an agent to help me find a home and navigate the buying process.
Through web searches I contacted several agents and ultimately selected Ben Clark of Homebuyer Representation to help me with my home search.   Ben helped me consider adjacent areas in my search, and his greatest strength was his experience in facilitating the home buying process and in negotiating on price.   I was *very* impressed by Ben's promptness and communication follow-up. The last agent I purchased a home with a few years ago did not even read their email and I … (2 comments)

experience: The Clients I Enjoy Working With - 04/05/08 04:44 PM
I prefer to work with people I like and who like me. I will gladly turn away a prospective client who is unreasonable, rude, stressful or condescending. Likewise, I wouldn't expect anyone to work with me if I treated them that way.
A good agent focuses on your concerns and needs and will find ways to meet them. You should feel welcome, and relaxed, but in control and empowered. You should be given the information you need to make an informed decision and YOU should be the person in charge, making the actual decisions.
I really enjoy working for Buyers Only … (6 comments)

experience: Exclusive Buyer's Agents Negotiate for the Home Buyer - 02/02/08 03:43 PM
The most exciting part of being a true Buyer's Agent (and the most rewarding part) are the negotiations. Every transaction is unique, and there are many real estate agents who lack the level of negotiation skills required to truly get their clients the best deal.
Having an agent who has training and experience in negotiation is especially important when the Seller or their agent are experienced negotiators. It is extremely gratifying and rewarding to pull off a big win in favor of my clients and hearing them say things like "We never would have had the guts to make that counteroffer. Thank … (2 comments)

experience: I have the best clients! - 05/04/07 12:43 PM
I had to post some comments from recent clients.
I have also posted them to my Testimonial Page.
Thanks Clients! I really enjoy working with you too!
"We wanted someone who would work with us and not be constrained or biased by their own listings or those from colleagues in their same office or group. Benjamin was extremely responsive and even did virtual walk-throughs with us via video on the web. With his help, we found the ideal home."Benjamin came up with a brilliant approach that gave us a real advantage in the negotiations. We closed at a price well below the original asking price. We … (2 comments)

 
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Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Salt Lake City, UT

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Address: PO Box 701481, SLC, UT, 84170-1481

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