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Joe Wathen

Joe Wathen

Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI

Why Choose an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

Until the early 90’s, direct representation of buyers was basically nonexistent. As public interest in the concept began to grow, changes to state real estate regulations were pushed into effect (away from sub-agency and undisclosed dual agency towards direct representation of buyers), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) took notice. In early 1996 the designation was officially recognized by NAR®.

Superior buyer representation is now widely available to homebuyers across the country through the ABR® designation.

ABR® professionals have honed their skills in representing the specific needs of homebuyers throughout the real estate transaction process with comprehensive training, continuing education, keeping informed on issues and trends, and being proactive in consumer awareness.

An ABR® professional’s highest mission is to provide homebuyers the high level of representation that was previously only awarded to sellers in a real estate transaction.

This information is meant as a guide. Although deemed reliable, information may not be accurate for your specific market. Please consult a REALTOR® professional for more information on the ABR designation.