Accredited Buyer Representative – ABR®
ACCREDITED BUYER REPRESENTATIVE – ABR® As of January 2013, there were over 40,000 ABR designees, or four percent (4%) of all real estate licensees nationwide that are certified as Accredited Buyer Representatives.
The 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® (NAR) who meets the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
Why you should use an Accredited Buyer Representative ABR®: A buyer’s representative represents the consumer – the BUYER who is purchasing property, not the Seller. According to Kiplinger Magazine, August 2007,
“Home Sellers enlist the help of professionals to represent their interests, so why shouldn’t home Buyers do the same?…One credential to look for is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation.”