Advocates for Home Buyers Since 1991
MABA, the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents, was founded in 1991. We introduced the buyer agency concept to the state of Massachusetts, and established the gold standard for buyer's agents. Because we're a non-profit, our members are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards that have defined MABA since its inception. Only about 1% of real estate professionals in MA meet the high standards that MABA buyer agents commit to upholding. Read our pledge to the MA home buyer.
Our mission has three points: to promote buyer agency to consumers and real estate professionals, to educate people about MA residential real estate challenges, trends and issues, and to act as a referral and consulting network.
The standards and definitions of buyer agency have blurred over the years as national real estate companies have attempted to change the definition of buyer agency. Unfortunately, it is confusing for the home buyer - the consumer - and the burden is placed on the consumer to be able to clearly differentiate who is a real buyer agent.
What is Buyer Agency?
All MABA members have committed to the highest of ethical standards and taken a pledge never to practice 'designated agency'.
Buyer agency means the MABA buyer agent is committed to serving only the needs of the buyer. As MABA buyer agents, we are committed to serving your needs as the buyer and only your needs. This is our pledge to you, the MA home buyer.