Accredited Buyer’s Representative – An Agent for Buyers
Buying a home may be the largest and most complex financial transaction you ever undertake. If you’re ready to buy a home, wouldn’t you prefer to work with the most qualified real estate professional you can find?
As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, I have gone through additional training, have proven experience representing buyers and that extra edge you have been looking for. I am your ABR®.
What makes an ABR® the right choice for you?
The ABR® designation is only awarded to licensed real estate professionals who complete specialized training that gives them the edge in understanding a buyer’s perspective and protecting and promoting their buyer-clients’ interests. Before earning the ABR® designation, buyer’s reps must also demonstrate proven experience in representing buyers. Further, they are committed to maintaining their professional edge by staying current on the latest issues and trends in buyer representation.
In addition to knowing the dynamics of the local market, REALTORS® with the ABR® designation understand the special needs of buyers. They have additional knowledge and experience that takes them a step beyond an agent who only concentrates on listing property for sellers. An ABR®can provide you with valued assistance throughout the transaction and help you make informed decisions that will lead to a successful home purchase.
As your Buyer Broker, I will:
- Work through and identify your needs and wants
- Locate appropriate properties that meet your criteria
- Help formulate your offer
- Help you develop your negotiating strategy
- Provide a list of qualified vendors (inspectors, attorneys, lenders, etc.) for additional services you may need
- Keep track of every detail throughout the transaction — to closing and beyond
- Offer assistance and be there to help you in any way I can…. even after the closing has taken place.
Not all buyers’ representatives are equal. Only a buyer’s rep who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation has made the extra effort to raise the bar, with additional training and experience. When you work with me, you can feel confident that you’ll receive the highest level of buyer-representation services.
The ABR® designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
"As a first time home buyer, I was not too sure of what I was getting into. Karen Amaru guided me through the process and was always available. She assisted me in finding a mortgage broker, attorney, home inspector and contractor as well as being there for every step of the way. I would highly recommend working with Karen if looking to buy a home! She is fantastic!"
"Karen is caring and committed to her clients. She has helped me and my family to seal two separate deals on our house in 2012 and 2013. I just feel safe dealing with Karen. She took care of our deals from beginning to end to make sure we were happy with everything. It's been a pleasure doing business with Karen."
"Karen is a wonderful partner in finding the best opportunities for you to consider. She really listens to her clients, has great vision and truly does the work to protect her clients interests. She is very responsive as well."
"Karen is an overall terrific broker. She is extremely knowledgeable about Fairfield County as well as specific neighborhoods within each town, with particular expertise in Westport, Weston and Fairfield. She is responsive, personable and engaging. Karen listens carefully to her clients and makes every effort to meet their needs. Her many years of experience provide her with invaluable skills that result in a smooth real estate process for buyers and sellers alike. We have used Karen for multiple transactions and have recommended her to friends."
"Our experience with Karen Amaru was extremely positive. We were selling our home after 28 years, and she could not have been more understanding and supportive. She is personable, caring, and always upbeat and enthusiastic about her work. I believe she was instrumental in getting us the right buyer and the best price for our home."
"Karen is thorough, patient, and a very committed. We looked for 15 months for the right home and she helped us get a retnal until we found the right property(2008) at the right price. We made a good investment and our house has appreciated continually in a rocky economy. She has sold a cousins home in Wilton and just his week helped my parents purchase a home after moving from the west coast. Being a realtor is her passion, it is not a side bar to her life,....she lives and breathes real estate! Case in point, she was showing us property the day before her wedding and probably would've shown us a house on her wedding day(we didn't know this till after) had it been necessary. You can't go wrong with Karen as your guide."
"Karen is the consumate professional. Her knowledge, expertise and patience are what seperates her from the rest. She is honest and really has the home owners and/or buyers interest at heart. We have worked with Karen on multiple transactions and have referred her to friends as well."
"From the first moment, Karen was a consumate professional who went above and beyond. From negotiating, to getting lists of preschools and registering us for a train commuter parking sticker...she was all we could ask for and more."