All Buyer’s Representatives are Not Equal!
You’ll have many questions when you’re ready to start your home search, this article specifically addresses the importance of Agent Selection, the level of specialized knowledge to expect from an agent, up-to-date buyer agency resources and critically important, Proof of Experience that they have represented Home Buyers through closed sales.
First Step for Home Buyers:
Google search: “Buyer’s Agent, Buyer’s Representative, Buyer Broker” and the town(s) your considering. You’ll see me, William Bodouva Jr. REBAC 2017 "Hall of Fame” Accredited Buyer’s & Seller’s Representative (ABR® SRS) in Port Washington, Sands Point and Manhasset, NY. where I’ve dominated for decades. But advertising can be misleading, with serious adverse effects to you, so I’m providing you with the info you need to make an informed decision.
Spoiler alert: ABR is the only buyer rep who has been trained, tested, has important everchanging legal and market resources and must prove past-experience of successfully representing at least 5 home buyers. The LIBOR local CBR designation does Not require Any Previous Experience in representing Buyers! Experience ranges from negotiation skills and protecting clients, to their offers being accepted by listing agents who know that “All of My Contracts Close,” due to extensive experience.
It’s your agent’s fiduciary responsibility to disclose any and all material facts about a property that could adversely affect you or the value of a property, isn’t disclosing their experience or lack thereof more important? It should be.
Port Washington NY, Manhasset NY, Great Neck NY, Sands Point NY, Kings Point NY.