About Exclusive Buyers Agents

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What's Important to Our Clients When Selecting an Agent?

In an effort to continue to provide leading Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Services, Buyer's Edge conducted a survey of our clients in 2017. Though our objective was to find out what we were doing right and how we could better serve our clients, it also provided our team with insight into what qualities matter most to homebuyers when picking an agent.

So what did we learn?

When selecting an agent, key factors for our clients were:

  • Finding an agent they could trust to protect their interests...
  • ...that had deep knowledge of the home buying and negotiation process...
  • ...who was well positioned to offer them deep local knowledge...
  • ...and responsive client service

98% Client

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Guest Blogger - Richard S. Sloan

Last September, Steve Israel and I spent two days touring houses ... along the Coast of Maine. We had walked through hundreds of homes together over the last two decades and he had helped our family purchase three properties. But this was different. Steve was tagging along as a trusted family friend and not a buyer broker. I had already signed an “Exclusive Buyer Representation Agreement” with a local realtor. And that individual had been incredibly helpful setting up appointments to see properties, researching public tax records and prior sales in the area.

Strikingly, that agreement said that the agent owed “the client, fiduciary duties, which include among other things, the obligation not to reveal

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Is The Traditional Real Estate Model Under Pressure?
Asked to comment on changes affecting the traditional real estate model, Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge, said that the increased use of house hunting websites as well as a recent California Supreme Court ruling on the practice known as "dual agency" are shaking the industry to its core.  

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Tech Has Led to Increased Demand for Transparency
 
 
Over the past decade, consumers' widespread embrace of technology spurred the creation of firms such as Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin.  "These online databases disrupted the 'cartel' of the old brokerages that used to monopolize access to
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How to Buy a Home In the Washington, DC Metro Area

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

When you're ready to buy a home, hire an Exclusive Buyer's Agent . It doesn't matter if you are looking to buy luxury real estate in DC or you are a First-Time Home Buyer in Maryland. Buyer's Agents who work for a large, traditional real estate companies can and do not provide the same level of service, commitment, representation or guarantees as an Exclusive Buyer's Agent who works for a Buyer Brokerage Real Estate Company. A Buyer's Agent and an Exclusive Buyer's Agent are two different animals. Luckily, for homebuyers in VA, DC, MD, there are a number of reputable and experienced Exclusive Buyer's Agents to choose from. (NAEBA.org)

At the Buyer’s Edge, our buyer

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Buyer Beware - Flipped Homes Can Be a

Homebuyer's Worst Nightmare

  

Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Real Estate Broker of Buyer's Edge Washington, DC, MD, VA, warns homebuyers of the potential pitfalls of buying a "picture-perfect flipped home" without doing your homework in this CNBC article by Diana Olick.

After you have finished reading Ms. Olick's article, please take a look at CNBC's informative video on how to buy a home that has been flipped. At 2:15 minutes into the TV broadcast, Stephen Israel shares his: 

FLIP HOMEBUYER'S CHECKLIST



 

 See Stephen Carpenter-Israel with Diana Orlick with CNBC at 2:15 mark. 






Accurate and Timely MLS Search Homes for Sale in the Washington, DC Metro 

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Buyer's Edge Promotes Valerie Winebrenner to Vice President

"I am thrilled for Buyer's Edge and for the Washington DC Real Estate community to have Valerie Winebrenner accept the position as Vice President," said Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President of Buyer's Edge. "Her twenty plus years of exclusively representing home buyers and heartfelt dedication to the consumer is extraordinary."

Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm, Buyer's Edge is pleased to announce that Valerie Winebrenner has been promoted to Vice President.  She has been one of the top residential real estate specialists providing buyer services in the Washington DC Metro area since joining the firm over twenty years ago.

"I am privileged to work with a talented team of individuals

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By Wendy Carpenter-Israel       "The Trump Election has had a dramatic effect on prices of high-end, luxury Washington, DC properties for sale." says Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge an Exclusive Buyer's Brokerage Real Estate Company in the Washington, DC Metro area.   Caveat Emptor "Buyer Beware"   Steve Israel found that "List Prices of properties above $3,000,000 compared to the values of properties that sold before the election have risen 31% in the Posh Neighborhoods of Georgetown and Kalorama."   There are currently 21 listings in this Buyer's Edge survey which includes fee simple properties (no condos or coops). The total combined prices of these properties is $131,934,900 according to…
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 November 15, 2016

Best DC Realtors: Washingtonian’s Top Real Estate Agents

 

Congratulations to Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker with Buyer's Edge in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. He has been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as One of DC's Top-Rated Realtors in 2016. Please read the Press Release. 

 

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October 27, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

  

 

Buying a House? Search MLS Now

"Hello, I’m Steve Israel, the President and Broker of Buyer’s Edge, Inc. in Washington, DC, MD, VA. We’re a very unique type of Real Estate Company that only represents people buying homes. We’re one of the only companies in the Washington, DC area and around the country that does this. It’s a very consumer oriented process where we never have any listings to sell. As a result, we are never representing the sellers of properties or the buyers of properties in the same transaction.  If you are looking for a house for sale or a condo/coop for sale in the Washington, DC Metro area, please give us a call. We’ll help you save money and protect your best interests

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Washington Business Journal Names Buyer's Edge to List of Top Ranked Real Estate Brokerage Firms in the Washington DC Metro Area in 2016

 

Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, is honored that his Buyer Brokerage Real Estate Company has been named to the Washington Business Journal List of Top Ranked Brokerage Firms in the Washington DC Metro Area in 2016. Please read the Press Release and an article by Inman News.

 What is an Exclusive Buyer's Agent?

 

 
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