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Why I forego half the commission to work as an EBA:

I believe all Buyers need an Exclusive Buyers Agent as an advocate otherwise every real estate deal is skewed to support the seller.  As an Exclusive Buyer Agent I forego the listing commission to work Exclusively for the Buyer every time.  The Buyer then Never has to put themself in the position of Dual Agency where they get no representation at all from the agent.

Would you hire an attorney in a lawsuit that represents both your side and the opposing side? Absolutely not! Why would you buy with a realtor that may have a conflict of your interest by representing the seller's interests? Smart buyers make informed decisions.

Avoiding the pitfalls of Dual Agency or traditional buyer designated agency is the key to a successful purchase and I have chosen to take this position in order to give my buyers the best representation and the best service possible.

Since my commission is essentially cut in half from that of traditional agents I know my buyers realize they are getting the best representation and my loyalty is without question.  My advocacy comes with rewards for the buyer, full disclosure and the best lending options to suit their situation.

Since choosing a realtor and a lender are the 2 most important decisions a buyer can make in purchasing a new home, isn't it smarter for a buyer to choose the option that lends them all the advantage?

I want all buyers to have a shot at a fair deal in any real estate transaction, that is my goal and my reason for becoming an Exclusive Buyer Agent.

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06/05/2014
$595,000
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06/05/2014
$324,000
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06/04/2014
$179,000
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05/07/2014
$197,000
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12/17/2013
$235,000
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    08/17/2013 - user78443220
    Bought a home in 2013.
    We relocated to St. Paul form out of state and Claire helped us to find and purchase a house. Claire is extremely knowledgable about both St. Paul and its suburbs and the house buying process in general. She is very hardworking and extremely efficient and detail oriented. She helped us to have a great experience and I fully intend to recommend her to my friends.  MoreLess
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    06/20/2014 - user2067861
    Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Maple Grove, MN.
    We have made 11 moves in our 4 decades of marriage and our experience with working with Claire buying a home ( and even long distance), is by far the experience to judge all our other moves by!!!----you cannot improve on perfection! Claire kept us up to date on each aspect of the buying process and despite past experiences purchasing homes, each state is a bit different. Claire got back at us very quickly whenever we had any questions and was so patient with us . In the past, we had been leary of using any "recommendations" that a realtor would suggest but we found out that whomever was on Claire's list of screened contractors was in fact very very good! Using a "buyer's agent" when you are purchasing a home makes such smart sense and to hire Claire Bastien is brilliant sense!  MoreLess
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    06/18/2014 - mjkneeshaw
    Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Victory, Minneapolis, MN.
    This was the first time I buying a home and I needed someone who was going to look out for my best interest and see things when looking at houses that I would easily miss. Claire did an awesome job from the time we started to look all the way through the closing and even following up afterwards. She did an excellent job of putting us in touch with the right people for the inspection as well as the lending. I would definitely recommend Claire to anyone looking to buy a home.  MoreLess
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    Buyers Real Estate Group, Inc.
    132 Rickard Road
    Fridley, MN  55432
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