Buying a home under ordinary circumstances is challenging, and all the more so in a low-inventory market. On the up side, low inventory makes the role of agents and brokers all the more essential. Nearly nine in 10 (89 percent) buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker in 2012, a share that has steadily increased from 69 percent in 2001. The value and skills an Accredited Buyer’s Representative brings to the table are needed by buyers now more than ever.
Marc Gould is vice president, Business Specialties, for the National Association of REALTORS® and executive director of REBAC. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer. With more than 30,000 active members, REBAC awards the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation to REALTORS® who work directly with buyer-clients.
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