2014 ABR Designation Course in Los Cabos, B.C.S. Mexico

ABR logoThe Accredited Buyer Representative course in English in 2014 in Mexico will be held Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm each day.  ABR designated Instructor will be Linda Jones Neil (CIPS, ABR, PIC, TRC).


The venue is  the CANACINTRA building located at Av. Chapultepec s/n between Calle Tezal and Calle Puerto Chileno, Colonia Santa Fe (at the end of FIRETT) park in front of MAMBO store) in Los Cabos Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. When you decide to earn your ABR®, you gain:


  • Valuable real estate education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of home buyers.
  • Ongoing specialized information, programs and updates that help you stay on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing home buyers.
  • Access to REBAC members-only marketing tools and resources, which provide an additional competitive edge.

The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) is a prestigious designation created by (NAR) to help Realtors® better serve their buyer and seller clients in a global marketplace.

For additional information on the benefits and details of the ABR  designation please visit http://rebac.net/how_to_get_your_abr.cfm






the early bird special if payment and registration received by or before:

January 10, 2014:               $  295.00 USD

payment and registration received between January 15 and January 18:

                                            $  315.00 USD

payment and registration received between January 18 and beginning of class on January 22:

                                            $  350.00 USD


DAY ONE – WEDNESDAY  Jan. 22, 2014  9-5 p.m.

1. Winning the Buyer as a Client and Forming a Relationship

2.  The buyer representation agreement and Agency

3.  Duties and Responsibilities

4.  Compensation

5.  Putting Buyer Representation in Action

DAY Thursday,  January 23    9-5 p.m.

1. Offers, Counter Offers and Negotiations

2. Bringing the Transaction to a Successful Close

3. Winning Repeat Business and Referrals

4. Completion Exam

*Minimum of 20 students must be registered for the two day course not later than January 10, 2014 in order for it proceed.

*Any real estate practitioner may enroll and attend the classes.    Membership in AMPI is required prior to receiving the ABR designation.

* For further information on the ABR designation, please visit: http://www.rebac.net  or contact linda@lindaneil.com

Excerpts from a blog:




Buying a Home

So you have decided to buy a home, maybe your first or fifth, but you a ready to at least start looking…

First step.  Most buyers today start on the internet and wind up on a internet site like Realtor.comHomes.comTrulia.com or Zillow.com.  That’s OK.  But, one of the problems with those sites is the information is often wrong!  I say wrong…I mean the information is not current.  The home listed for sale may have sold several months ago.  That is frustrating for buyers. I’m hoping they find a way to improve their service or their reputation will suffer for it.

Second step.  Contacting someone about a listing.  Usually, most buyers simply call the phone number for the agent with the sign in the yard or on the internet.  BIG MISTAKE!  Why?  They work for the seller and their job as per the contract with the seller is to help them get the most money and the best terms…FOR THE SELLER!

Third step.  You walk into a real estate office.  This is like walking into a car dealership as every agent has what is called in the industry; floor duty.  That means the newest to the oldest agent gets their share of floor time.  Now, if you are a top agent you might take the opportunity to offer your floor time to someone looking for business!  That means you (the buyer) miss some of the most experienced agents because they are busy with other clients and don’t take ‘floor time’.

So now you are going to make one of the largest purchases of your lifetime and you are putting your future in the hands of someone on ‘guard duty’…er, floor duty!

Are you assuming agents are all the same?  Bad assumption.  You want an agent that not only can show you properties (most agents can do that) but you want someone that represents you!  You want someone that knows how to get from finding you a dream home to handing you the keys to your new home at the closing table.  Bottom line; some agents are better than others in crossing the finish line (closing the sale).

You want an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent!  Ask for one and don’t be afraid to interview more than one.

– See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4284781/buying-a-home#sthash.MdXhcQtf.dpuf

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