What is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative?
WHY USE AN ABR®
Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional—especially a trained professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, representing best-in-class buyer services.
When you look for an ABR® before you look for a home, you’ll be served, not sold. Your interests become their interests. And you’ll be working with someone who has gone the extra mile by completing specialized training in delivering the best in buyer-representation services. Plus, a REALTOR® who has an ABR® designation also has an established track record, with proven experience in representing the concerns of homebuyers.
The ABR® designation is awarded through the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, or REBAC, which was founded in 1988 to promote superior buyer-representation skills and services. REBAC is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Bryan Hilts was profoundly attentive and effective at getting us our second home that we desired for a real estate investment. We are so pleased with the home, location and of course price in such a ridiculously competitive market. Unlike many real estate agents, Bryan really listened to our needs and didn’t waste our time showing us houses that did not meet our requirements or were not in our price range. I am grateful for his expertise in making the whole experience a lot more easier
We had an amazing experience with the Ladd Group. They were incredibly knowledgable of the local market and presented excellent data to help formulate the price point on our home. With them we were able to sell our home in 12 days, at an above asking price with multiple offers. Steve LaCrosse worked most directly with us and also helped us find our current home in addition to selling our home. He was accessible, hardworking and always had our vision and needs in mind. We highly highly recommend!…
Lily Dupont Leedom is A FIVE star broker without exception. Our process was without error or issue from opening escrow to closing. Ever appointment was met on time, and every process was explained, initiated and followed though by Lily. This is not our first home purchase by far, but Lily was the most accommodating and experienced agent we have dealt with. Highest recommendations given here.
From our initial appointment, through the marketing & sales strategy discussions, to our eventual close, Brian and his entire team at Ladd Group where professional, thoughtful, and above all else, available to help us through a very challenging sales cycle. It’s important to understand that our home was in a middle-tier market price range that made Brian’s job of finding us a qualified buyer very difficult. Brian helped us stay calm and reasonable in our thinking and actions as we struggled t…
Bryan Hilts, a part of the Ladd Group of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, was an outstanding help to us in purchasing our home in Bend. We worked together for the better part of a year while we were still living in the Hillsboro area. He helped us explore most of the areas in and around Bend, refine our wants, needs, likes, dislikes, pluses and minuses of different areas we were interested in. He has a vast knowledge of Central Oregon which was a great help to us. Bryan is a very respons…
Alice Fairbairn was great to work with! It took us almost a year to find the right house and Alice was super helpful every step of the way. This was by far the best and the least stressful home purchase I’ve ever had. I can’t recommend her enough if you’re looking for a house.
Brian has been very careful to listen to our home purchase desires and showed us appropriate possibilities. He took us through information steps that we had never thought of as we purchased a historic home. I would and have recommend Brian to anyone who is interested in real estate in the central Oregon territory. I appreciate his professionalism. -Susan Reyes
As a buyer trying to find a house in Bend while still living in South Carolina, I really wanted to pick the right agent. Brian seemed like my kind of guy, and Sotheby’s doesn’t use just anybody, so I felt it was worth a try. He was the perfect choice. In only a few emails, he was able to understand precisely what we were looking for. On a trip to Bend, He showed me houses that all fit with what I was looking for. In just one day, he gave me an overview of most of the west side of town and the m…
Brian is the consummate professional and has a tremendous breadth of real estate knowledge. His background as a builder himself proved invaluable in multiple circumstances. When viewing a house Brian can instantly describe materials, construction methods and overall quality. His industry background allows him to articulate the pros and cons for a given neighborhood, house type and competitive environment. We had a protracted negotiation and Brian’s tenacity is what finally made the transactio…
I have completed numerous transactions with Brian over the last few years. He is a true professional that can be counted on for his honesty and integrity. His wealth of experience and dedication to his profession is unmatched. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking help with their real estate needs. -Anonymous