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The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

Accredited Buyer Representitive LogoAs a home buyer, the best way to be certain that an agent is working in your best interests is by signing a buyer representation agreement with an agent accredited as an ABR®.

A buyer's representative represents the consumer who is purchasing property, not the seller. Although state law varies, a buyer's representative usually works for and owes fiduciary responsibilities to the real estate buyer. It is the buyer representative that has buyer's best interests in mind throughout the entire real estate transaction.

Why should you look for the ABR® designation before looking for a home? These three letters after a REALTOR's name tell you that you will be working with buyer representative who is committed to your best interests. The ABR designation is awarded by REBAC to those REALTORS who have met the specific educational and experiential criteria needed to provide the high level quality service required by REBAC (Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council).

The ABR® designation is awarded to real estate practitioners who complete a comprehensive two-day REBAC course in buyer representation. The course includes a written examination as well as practical experience by having students completing and closing five real estate transactions in which the candidate functioned as a buyer's representative.

REBAC was founded in 1988 to promote superior buyer representation skills and services. An affiliate of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (REALTOR®) since 1996, REBACs membership now numbers well over 40,000 and is the worlds largest organization of real estate professionals concentrating on buyer representation.

Four requirements must be met to attain and use the ABR® designation:

  1. Successful completion of the two-day ABR® Designation Course , including an 80% passing grade on the exam. After successful completion of the ABR® Designation Course, you will have three (3) years in which to complete the other ABR® designation requirements
     
  2. Successful completion of the one approved elective course , including an 80% passing grade on the exam, within three (3) years of completing the ABR® Designation Course.
     
  3. Documentation verifying five (5) completed transactions in which you acted solely as a buyer representative (no dual agency). Any transactions closed prior to taking the ABR® Designation Course or closed within three years after completing the ABR® Designation Course are eligible for credit. Documentation necessary for each of your five (5) completed transactions
     
  4. Membership in good standing in the Real Estate BUYERS AGENT Council and the National Association of REALTORS®.

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