A recent consumer brochure developed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) recommends that home buyers use a buyer’s broker. According to the brochure,
“Home buyers must select their agents with just as much care as sellers do. The first decision they should make is whether to work with a buyer’s broker. Buyer brokers will better represent the interests of buyers than will sub-agents. They are more likely, for example, to negotiate a lower sale price on a home.
” To get a copy of the AARP/CFA brochure, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope
AARP, Box HOME, 601 E. St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004