What is an ABR®?


ABR®An ABR® is an Accredited Buyer Representative.  A buyer’s representative  is a licensed real estate professional who represents prospective home buyers in their property transaction. If you’ve signed a Buyer Broker Service Agreement with a buyer’s rep, you can expect him or her to:

  • Understand your specific needs and wants, and locate appropriate properties.
  • Assist you in determining how much you can afford (pre-qualify your mortgage).
  • Preview and/or accompany you in viewing properties.
  • Research properties, to identify any problems or issues you should consider.
  • Advise you in formulating your offer.
  • Help you develop your negotiation strategy.
  • Provide a list of potential qualified vendors (such as inspectors, attorneys, lenders, etc.) for other related services that may be needed.
  • Keep track of all the details throughout the entire transaction—to closing and beyond.

In other words, a buyer’s rep should make your home buying experience go as smoothly and successfully as possible.
But not all buyer’s reps are equal. We at Eufaula Lakeshore Realty have earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) REALTOR® designation.  We have made an extra effort to raise the bar, with additional training and experience in serving you, the home buyer. If you work with an ABR® from Eufaula Lakeshore Realty, you can feel more confident that you’ll receive the highest level of buyer-representation services.