Accredited Buyer’s Representative

Kristy Mattiazzo has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®.

The coveted Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This designation is only awarded to real estate practitioners, or REALTORS®, who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. This includes successfully completing the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course, as well as other specialized training.

Buying a new home may be the largest and most complex financial transaction you will ever undertake. When buying a home make sure you work with the most qualified real estate professional you can find. When you work with Kristy, you can feel confident that you’ll receive the highest level of buyer-representation services, and your home buying experience will go as smoothly and successfully as possible.

What does an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) do?

Essentially, a Buyer’s representative (also known as a buyer’s agent) is solely an advocate for the Buyer in a real estate transaction. Real estate laws and regulations can be complex, but buyer’s representatives usually owe full legal duties, such as confidentiality, to their clients. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), you can feel confident that Kristy will work in your best interests throughout the entire real estate transaction, and that you will receive the highest level of Buyer-representation services available.  You gain VIP status when you make an agreement to have Kristy represent you.  Previewing homes so that you are making the most of your time and viewing homes without all of the decision makers present are prime examples of how Kristy will go above and beyond. 
Ex. Imagine a husband that works full time and the wife is at home with a newborn.  Not only does the wife not have a car, but she would need a car seat to tote around baby and help the family find a home while Dad is at work.  As a VIP, you are taken care of.  The wife can not only help out the family by viewing homes in the daytime with Kristy, but baby has a safe car seat to come along for the ride.  Many REALTORS®  would only view homes when the husband is home after work so that all decision makers are together and the REALTOR® doesn't have to show the home again and again.  This could mean that this family takes longer to find the perfect home but could miss out on many suitable opportunities for their families future.
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Services

As an accredited ABR® Kristy is qualified to offer the following services:

  • Help you clarify your priorities and needs and locate appropriate properties
  • Suggest sources of financing and other professionals, such as home inspectors and lawyers or other services that may be needed
  • Provide a sources of accurate information on neighborhoods, schools, and communities
  • Select and arrange property showings
  • Research and evaluate particular properties
  • Explain forms and agreements
  • Assist in the negotiations for the best price and terms
  • Monitor the entire purchase process, and assist with issues that arise through closing the deal and beyond
  • Preview homes

Advantages of using an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®)

As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Kristy will work on your behalf (the Buyer) to obtain the best deal and terms possible. Kristy will assist you in acquiring and interpreting information about the property and its condition as well as the seller's motivation in selling. Through Kristy, you will become more knowledgeable about the local real estate market and property buying process because you will have access to market experts.

Kristy is savvy negotiator and will work solely on your behalf as the Buyer, helping you determine a realistic offer and develop the best negotiation strategy. Kristy can work with a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Seller for you if required.

Download ABR Documents

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