Exclusive Buyer Agents
Victoria Henderson & Marshall Henderson
Victoria Ray Henderson and Marshall Henderson (the two on the left) are true buyer agents. Licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC, they are dedicated to providing 100% loyalty and service to home buyers.
Realizing there was a need for a real estate brokerage that would advocate for buyers in the Washington D.C. area, Steve Israel opened Buyer's Edge in 1991. All the Realtors with Buyer's Edge are members of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents and adhere to some of the strictest ethical guidelines in the real estate industry today.
As Exclusive Buyer Agents, we understand the unique needs of home buyers. We've had the pleasure of helping military families, medical professionals, first time home buyers, investors etc. We love showing off the beautiful Washington D.C. area and work with families to ensure an easy transition to their new home.
We are members of the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents. Here are a few key points to know about Exclusive Buyer Agency.
You will never sign a dual agency agreement with an exclusive buyer agent. The dual agency agreement puts the buyer & seller at risk in a transaction. For example the Virginia dual agency agreement states, "the licensee cannot advise either party as to the terms to offer or accept in any offer or counteroffer" & "the licensee cannot advise the buyer client as to the suitability of the property, its condition (other than to make any disclosures as required by law of any licensee representing a seller), and cannot advise either party as to what repairs of the property to make or request." and finally, "the licensee may be acting without knowledge of the client's needs, client's knowledge of the market, or client's capabilities in dealing with the intricacies of real estate transactions." Learn more about dual agency on the Consumer Advocates in American Real Estate website.
We are true buyer agents. As members of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, we work for Brokerages that do not list properties for sale. An exclusive buyer brokerage avoids the conflicts of interests of traditional real estate companies like in-house bonuses to “sell” company listings, dual agency, and the lack of fiduciary loyalty and responsibility to the buyer. As a buyer, you deserve to have someone looking out for your best interest. With an exclusive buyer agent, you will never sign a dual agency agreement-we only work for you.
Exclusive Buyer Agents are paid from the sellers proceeds at settlement. No hidden costs or admin fees. And only in rare situations, when another financial arrangement has been discussed would a buyer pay commission out of pocket.
Victoria Ray Henderson was born in Washington D.C. Marshall Henderson moved to the Washington DC area from Oregon thirty years ago. They have two children, Clifford and Madeleine and live in Maryland.
"It is your responsibility to search for an agent who will represent your interests in the real estate transaction. If you want someone to represent only your interests, consider hiring an 'exclusive buyer's agent,' who will be working for you."
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, “Shopping for Your Home Loan: HUD’s Settlement Cost Booklet.” Rev. Dec 2009 P.6