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Exclusive buyer’s agents warn: Never see homes with the listing agent

Colorado Exclusive Buyer Agent Association urges buyers to avoid conflicts of interest
  • An exclusive buyer's agent trade group created a video series to educate homebuyers about critical mistakes to avoid during their home search.
  • The trade group's top tip was to avoid seeing a property with the listing agent.
  • The series also offered tips for those interested in buying a home in a buyer's market or in a seller's market.

The real estate homebuying process is rife with potential pitfalls. But what's the No. 1 mistake that buyers can make that could cost them thousands of dollars? Seeing properties with the listing agent. That's according to the Colorado Exclusive Buyer Agent Association (CEBAA), a nonprofit trade group whose members are broker-owners and agents who only represent homebuyers -- never sellers -- to avoid the potential conflicts of interest that can come with dual agency situations. By definition, none of CEBAA's members are listing agents or brokers. 3 videos, including 'one big mistake' CEBAA and website Buyer Agent Search have rolled out a series of one- to two-minute videos designed to educate homebuyers about the most critical mistakes they can make when house hunting. "The No. 1 mistake buyers must avoid is to see properties with the listing agent," one video says. "Where are the listing agents begging for you to get in contact with them? On yard signs, on we...