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“The best thing real estate buyers can do, and the first thing they should do, is to get educated about the real estate transaction and to select and hire their own real estate agent who will represent their interests as soon as they begin the home buying process, rather than ending up working with an agent who primarily represents the seller.” -Benjamin Clark 2009-2010 President of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents.
You can be candid with a buyer broker without fear of aiding the seller; in turn, buyer brokers will use what they can ferret out about the seller to your benefit. - US News & World Report
“Depending on the laws in your state, you may find yourself working with someone
who is actually negotiating for the seller, not you the buyer. The best way to be
certain your interests are being considered and protected is to sign a buyer agency
agreement with a trained buyer’s rep, which clearly establishes client-level services
and spells out what services you can depend upon.
- National Association of REALTORS Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council
Sellers' agents and dual agents do not and cannot by law give a buyer the same degree
of loyalty as an agent who acts on behalf of a buyer. ... A buyer who relies on the
seller's agent or on dual agency does not receive the same degree of legal protection
as that afforded by an agent acting solely on behalf of the buyer." Oklahoma Supreme
SNIDER v. OKLAHOMA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
You can't have partial loyalty, an agent either works for you or works for someone else. -Consumer Reports
Although... agents and brokers provide helpful advice, they may legally be representing the interests of the seller and not yours. - US HUD
Most agents who show you homes don't represent your interests. They work for the seller, and their object is to sell the house at the highest possible price. - USA Today
If your agent isn't a Buyer Broker - he works for the seller. - US News
What you need is what's known as an "exclusive buyer agent." - Money Magazine
Buyer's brokers work only with buyers and don't take listings. They're obliged to help you find the best deals and lowest price. - Kiplinger’s
Exclusive agencies are best. They remove any conflict of interest, which is the main reason for considering a buyer broker in the first place - Denise Fields, “Your New House”
It is your responsibility to search for an agent who will represent your interests in the real estate transaction. If you want someone to represent only your interests, consider hiring an 'exclusive buyer’s agent', who will be working for you. - US HUD "Shopping for Your Home Loan: HUD's Settlement Cost Booklet"
Your goal should be to engage an agent who will represent only your interests. Not just a `buyer broker´, but an exclusive buyer broker. Make sure that is what you are getting. - Joseph Eamon Cummins, Author, Not One Dollar More!
...Make sure you get one who's genuine... You can find a true buyer's agent only at a firm that does not accept listings. - Consumer Reports
(Buyer) brokers are obliged to get buyers the best deal possible, they approach a house with a critical eye for apparent flaws. - Business Week
In millions of deals, year after year, home buyers have been confiding financial information to the [listing] broker. Even disclosing their highest bidding price, not knowing that the [listing] broker is obliged by law to relay that intention to the seller and make sure the seller gets the highest price possible. - Wall Street Journal
Exclusive buyer's agents work only for consumers and often can save them money... [they] are not tied to any particular property or agency, so they will show buyers any home, even those for sale by owner. - Los Angeles Times
"Level the playing field when you buy a home... The introduction of buyer brokers takes a horribly one-sided process and simply makes it fair," - Medical Economics
Hire a buyer´s broker. When in the market for a home, the best defense is a strong offence. - WORTH
Should you use a buyer’s agent? The vast majority of buyers don’t and that’s unfortunate. The only way to get an agent really on your side is to use an exclusive buyer’s agent. I wholeheartedly suggest you look for one when you get ready to buy. - Robert Irwin, “Tips and Traps when Buying a Home”
Confide to a traditional real estate broker that you're prepared to bid as much as [$xxx,xxx] on a house, and the broker will tip off the seller. Tell a buyer-broker, and the seller will never know. - Money Magazine
If you want representation, work with a buyer broker. They are legally obligated
to represent your interests in any negotiations with sellers.
-The Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Get professional help. ...most new buyers (and many more experienced ones) are better off using a professional agent. Look for an exclusive buyer agent, if possible, who will have your interests at heart and can help you with strategies during the bidding process. - Money Magazine