The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) is a professional organization of real estate buyer agents and buyer brokers who only represent home buyers. Members of NAEBA do not accept listings, advertise properties for sale or represent sellers at any time.
By providing exclusive fiduciary duties to home buyers, NAEBA members avoid the conflict of interests that arise when the same firm attempts to represent both buyers and sellers.
NAEBA was formed in the mid-1990s, after industry lobbyists redefined how agency works. The creation of “dual agency” was a big win for traditional real estate brokerages, allowing the collection of real estate commissions from both the buying and selling side of the transaction, but it left home buyers at a serious disadvantage.
NAEBA was created to fill the void faced by home buyers and to provide a professional association that would further the standards and ethics of fiduciary duty to buyer-clients. Exclusive Buyer Agents are recommended by HUD, Kiplinger’s, Consumer Reports, the Consumer Federation of America, NerdWallet and many other entities and publications.
The need for Exclusive Buyer Agents continues to grow. Today, there are 5 different agency structures in the U.S. that permit double-dip commissions. None of these offer any real advantage to home buyers. Instead, they reduce the potential liability involved in dual-commission transactions. These same agencies will insist there is no conflict of interest, even while they benefit from customized legislation.
We believe there is a better way of doing business. The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents is comprised of members who voluntarily dedicate their careers to the exclusive representation of home buyers. We believe that providing fiduciary duty to the buyer is the best way to foster the American dream of home ownership.
We provide buyers with the information, resources and guidance they need to make educated decisions, empowering them for long-term success in the real estate market. This adds stability to our real estate markets, benefiting our communities and the real estate industry alike.
If you are a home buyer, we encourage you to learn more about Exclusive Buyer Agency and how it helps you!
If you are a licensed real estate agent or broker with a passion for helping home buyers, please visit NAEBA.info, our website for real estate professionals.