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Comment No.: REW-0179
Received: 10/24/2005
Organization: Buyers Broker of Florida
Commenter: Alexander, Mike and Eve
State: FL
Attachments: None


Comments:

From: eve@orlandobuyersbroker.com [mailto:eve@orlandobuyersbroker.com]
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 7:31 AM
To: ATR-Real Estate Workshop
Subject: competitiveness in RE: not a canned response

My comments:

We are an exclusive buyer agency office which only represents the best interest of the homebuyer, and does not "list" properties for sale. We have been in business for 14 years only because we are tenacious and thick skinned.

We used to have an EBA (exclusive buyer agent) button on REBAC ( NARS version of buyer agency) they have removed us, so that consumers now don't know we exist and are forced to use a traditional mega broker. There used to be good( maybe not good, but better.) agency disclosures.now they are diluted and in a few years will become obsolete simply because FAR wants to keep the business going to the big traditional mega brokers. FAR claims that by that time consumers will understand who does not work for them.total bull!! Right now even AGENTS DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR DUTIES TO CONSUMERS ARE !

If you want to look at injustice.contact "NAEBA" the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents our stories will make your hair curl.

As for the discount brokers.most are a disgrace as the take less money from the consumer but also do much less.or nothing.for the consumer.how about some minimum standards?

Thank you, Eve

Mike and Eve Alexander
GRI, CEBA, CBA, RRC, CIPS, RECS, ABR, ABRM
BUYERS BROKER OF FLORIDA
Office: 407-539-1053
Toll Free: 800-499-9650 #69
Email: Eve@OrlandoBuyersBroker.com
Web: www.OrlandoBuyersBroker.com