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About REBAC

The Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) focuses on buyer representation. While it is now a broadly-accepted, mainstream business model in real estate circles, it’s sometimes easy to forget that it wasn’t always so—and how quickly the shift occurred. Within the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), buyer representation officially took hold in November 1996, when NAR acquired the then-independent REBAC, giving full support to a trend that has continued to gain momentum. 

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  • I like reading the newsletter, Today’s Buyer’s Rep. It gives me some fresh ideas and helps me sharpen my skills.

    Donna J. Brazill, ABR®
    Teller County, CO
    Donna J Brazill, ABR designee

Member News

  • Building Your Pipeline

    In light of the current market dynamics and shifting industry norms, it’s critical for buyer agents to prioritize building and nurturing their client pipeline like never before. With severely limited inventory, high interest rates, and high prices, the home search can be a lengthy and uncertain process for many buyers.

    Even if you have a healthy number of buyer-clients you’re currently working with, they may be slower to get to the closing table—if at all!

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  • Low Inventory and Overcoming Implicit Bias

    It’s clear that 2023 was challenging for homebuyers and agents alike, but 2024 market forecasts signal increased buyer activity.

    In the recent “NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun reported that the number of existing-home sales declined an estimated 18% in 2023 after another near 18% drop in home sales in 2022. That puts 2023 on track as the worst year for home sales since 2008 and 1995. 

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