skills: 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)

skills: Advanced Negotiations - 01/02/12 01:04 PM
I'm currently serving as the Secretary for the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents and prior to the upcoming annual conference I'm taking another negotiations course in Texas. The course, titled "Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Buyer's Agents" will help me develop effective negotiations plans for my clients and negotiate more effectively on their behalf.
Although I earned the Certified Negotiations Expert designation years ago and I regularly read books and articles on effective negotiating, and although I successfully negotiate for numerous buyer-clients each year, I'm excited to pick up a few more tips and tools, brush up on my skills and … (2 comments)

skills: Salt Lake City Home Buyer - Exclusive Buyers Agent Was "Wholly Dedicated to My Cause" - 04/06/10 05:37 PM
Benjamin Clark of Homebuyer Representation, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah, helped me find and buy my home. He was an excellent agent in all ways and I recommend him wholeheartedly to any potential home buyer.
Because he is an Exclusive Buyer's Agent, Ben was wholly dedicated to my cause throughout what turned out to be a 4-1/2 month long process.
He was enormously helpful, dedicated, persistent, knowledgeable, proactive, and consistently agreeable and pleasant.
His negotiating skills are impressive.
He makes great efforts to stay current in his field.
I enjoyed our association and greatly appreciate his work … (3 comments)

skills: Salt Lake Area Home Buyers Should Seek Professional Representation and Certified Negotiation Expert when Buying a Home - 10/13/08 08:01 AM
The NAR 2006 Profile of Home Buyers showed that:
98% of Buyers believe negotiation skills are "Very Important" or "Somewhat Important" in their real estate agent.
and that:
Buyers give "Negotiation Skills" the lowest satisfaction rating of all agent skills and qualities.
Fewer than 3% of all real estate agents have received formal professional negotiations training.
Exclusive Buyer's Agents are already set apart from traditional real estate agents because they work for the Buyer in every transaction. By keeping in mind what is in the Buyer's best interest at all times, Exclusive Buyer's Agents naturally become good negotiators. Still, when the … (2 comments)

skills: Real Estate Negotiation Skills a Must for All Salt Lake Area Home Buyers, Especially in the Current Market - 10/13/08 06:33 AM
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Benjamin D. Clark has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation, achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation.  Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally. Buyer's agents with professional negotiation skills are much more likely to obtain better results for their clients. Agents with the Certified Negotiation Expert designation have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to uncover information effectively, get more and give less during negotiations, and retain control over desired outcomes.  The Bottom Line: CNE … (6 comments)

skills: 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)

skills: 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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Homebuyer Representation, Inc.

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

Office: (801) 969-8989

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