The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ("REBAC") of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet specified educational and practical experience criteria.
An Ascent ABR will:
Works in the best interest of the buyer.
Respond honestly and accurately to all questions.
Search all available properties - listed, for-sale-by-owner, forclosures, and new construction - for homes appropriate to the buyer's needs and wants.
Show suitable homes, specifying strengths and weaknesses.
Provide guidance on best property values
Advise on local requirements for professional property inspection and warranties.
Provide information and estimates for any services requested.
Arrange for property inspection
Confirm that needed corrections or repairs to the property have been completed.
Research and analyze comparative financial data on neighboring properties.
Offer broker opinions on value of properties under consideration.
Analyze mortgage loan terms from multiple lenders and advise on the most favorable.
Consult on appropriate offers to purchase.
Submit offers promptly.
Consult on counteroffers.
Assist in choosing the closing authority.
Review HUD-1 settlement statement for accuracy.