Here's what the experts say about working with Exclusive Buyer Agency relationship and
why it is in YOUR best interest to hire one.
"Unlike the traditional agent who looks out for the seller, a buyer broker acts as your advocate, helping you find the home you want, then negotiating the lowest possible price."
Chicago Sun Times
"Unless the agent is an exclusive buyer's agent...there is a potential conflict of interest."
The New York Times
"Buyer brokers make a great deal of sense."
"You can't have partial loyalty, an agent either works for you or works for someone else."
"Exclusive buyer agents make every effort to get the lowest possible price for their buyers."
"Groups such as the Consumer Federation and the American Association of Retired Persons recommend using buyer's agents...the reason is they work."
The San Francisco Examiner
"You can't represent the best interest of the buyer or the seller if you are wearing two hats."
I'm okay with someone "going it alone" when they go to sell their home. I just wish they were a little more willing to actually reduce the price so that the Buyer gets some of all this money they say they are saving by not paying an agent a commission.
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