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Why a MABA Buyer Agent?

The burden is unfairly placed on the home buyer in MA to understand the nuances of many home-buying terms the industry and courts now use. This makes the process of hiring a real estate professional confusing and risky.

We don't expect a home buyer in MA to have the time or energy to sort through the terminology. As a nonprofit member organization, we are dedicated to being advocates for home buyers in MA. We are here to help you.

Here are the 3 steps to selecting a real estate professional in MA:

  1. Determine what services you want from an agent. Seller agent or buyer agent?
  2. Interview real estate professionals. Understand their expertise, experience and qualifications. Leverage these questions to help you evaluate each real estate agent.
  3. Select an agent who will protect your interests as a home buyer. At MABA, we believe your interests in buying a home in MA are best served by us.

Benefits of a MABA Buyer Agent

Why Maba 2MABA buyer agents are licensed real estate professionals with deep market knowledge and expertise in their respective markets. Only a fraction (~1%) of buyer agents in Massachusetts real estate meet the strict requirements to become a member of MABA. We have high standards. You deserve high standards and we deliver.

MABA buyer agents save our clients - first time home buyers to clients buying their eighth home - time by our quality over quantity approach. Simply, as professionals we listen to your needs and show you the best homes for your needs to save you time. MABA buyer agents save you money by negotiating on your behalf, investigating past property history and advising you on which homes best serve your needs and maximize the value to you. MABA agents are advocates for you at each stage of the process as you buy your first home, condo or retirement townhome.

Additional benefits of selecting a MABA buyer agent include:

Peace of mind
With a MABA agent, you can be assured there is no conflict of interest. You have an experienced professional who is committed to representing you and your needs.

A MABA buyer agent’s job is not to “sell” any particular property. Our job is to help you buy the best property for your needs. MABA buyer agents represent only the best interests of their buyer-clients throughout the entire buying process.

MABA buyer agents can help you avoid big mistakes such as buying in a declining neighborhood or overpaying for a property.

Access to more inventory
A MABA buyer’s agent has an obligation to show the entire range of properties available on the market, including properties that a seller’s agent may not show you. Specifically, this presents opportunities for you as a buyer to view more homes, including FSBOs (for sale by owner properties), bank-owned properties, properties offered at auction and new construction.

Due diligence and intensive research
This is the essence of our core values and the oath we take as MABA buyer’s agents. MABA buyer agents are dedicated to your needs and your needs only, in the transaction of purchasing a home. In that role, the MABA agent will help you get the answers you need to make an informed decision.

Introductions to select expertise and professionals
MABA buyer’s agents know how time-consuming and stressful finding and buying the right home can be. A MABA agent will save you time and help you avoid hassle and frustration. We will introduce you to a wide variety of professionals to assist with various aspects of the transaction including attorneys, mortgage professionals, appraisers, engineers, architects, contractors and home inspectors. A MABA agent offers extensive resources to deliver a successful home buying experience for you. This can be particularly beneficial when moving into a new community or relocating into the state of MA.

 
 
 

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  • Massachusetts Pending Home Sales and Median Price Up Again in June

    The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that single-family pending home sales were up over nine percent in June from last year. Pending condominium sales were also up more than 12 percent. The median price for both single-family homes and condos saw a hike, with the single-family median price rising over the $400,000 mark. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices dipped slightly in June. This month’s “Hot Topic” question finds that the majority of Realtors® surveyed have had at least one transaction that was an all-cash deal (i.e. no mortgage involved) since the beginning of the year.

    June Pending Sales: 

    Single Family June 2017 June2016 % Change
    Sales 6,723 6,128 9.7%
    Median Price $410,000 $380,000 7.9%
    • Pending sales have been up 51 of the last 52 months 
    Condominium June2017 June2016 % Change
    Sales 2,596 2,307 12.5%
    Median Price $370,000 $349,900 2.9%
    • Pending sales have been up or flat 20 of the last 22 months 

    “The increase in homes put under agreement this month may be a positive sign for a spring market that has suffered plummeting inventory,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway. “However, median prices have continued to rise, which can push some buyers out of the market.”

     
    Realtor® Market and Price Confidence Indexes: 

    Confidence Index June2017 June2016 %Change
    Market 80.73 80.97 -0.29%
    Price 71.79 73.87 -2.82%
    • The Realtor® Market Confidence Index went down for the first time in 27 months
    • The Realtor® Price Confidence Index went down for the first time in six months
    • Measured on a 100-point scale, a score of 50 is the midpoint between a “strong” (100 points) and a “weak” (0 points) market condition  

    “The Realtor® Market Confidence Index has dipped year-over-year for the first time in over two years, indicating that Realtors® are growing concerned about some of their buyers being able to succeed in this market,” said Yorkis. “However, both indexes reveal that ultimately Realtors® remain positive. We just need to see more inventory to keep up with the demand.”

    With home inventory being as tight as it is, you want to give yourself every advantage if you are thinking of buying a home in Massachusetts. For the best possible experience, be sure to work with an agent who is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents.