What Is a Buyer’s Representative?
A Buyer’s Representative is an advocate for the buyer – not the seller – in a real estate transaction. Buyer’s Representatives owe full fiduciary (legal) duties, including loyalty and confidentiality, to their Buyer Clients and must keep their Buyer Clients’ best interests in mind throughout the entire transaction.
Why Choose an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®)?
Not all Buyer’s Representatives are equal. All REALTORS®, members of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA®) must subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics, which helps ensure that you will be treated honestly and fairly.
A REALTOR® with the ABR® designation has gone a step further, by completing the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) training, specialized education offered by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC).
In addition to knowing the dynamics of the local market, REALTORS® with the ABR® designation understand the special needs of buyers. An ABR® can provide you with valued assistance throughout the transaction and help you make informed decisions that will lead to a successful home purchase.