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Why Use An Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)?

by John Basila

If you're interested in buying a home in the Littleton Real Estate market, consider using John Basila, Littleton Realtor,ABR® as your Agent.

After all, buying a home is no small matter. Besides being among the largest financial transactions you may ever undertake, it is probably also one of the most complex.

There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional—especially a trained professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, representing best-in-class buyer services.

When you look for an ABR® before you look for a home, you’ll be served, not sold. Your interests become their interests. And you’ll be working with someone who has gone the extra mile by completing specialized training in delivering the best in buyer-representation services. Plus, a REALTOR® who has an ABR® Designation also has an established track record, with proven experience in representing the concerns of home buyers.

The ABR® Designation is awarded through the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, or REBAC, which was founded in 1988 to promote superior buyer-representation skills and services. REBAC is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)


If you're interested in buying a home in the Littleton Real Estate market, choose John Basila, Littleton Realtor, ABR® as your Agent.

Accredited Buyers Representative

Search the MLS / IDX with your I-Phone & I-Pad

by John Basila

Buyers will often take a day to drive around neighborhoods to see what's for sale.  It's a great way to get a feel for the area and see what kind of activities neighbors are involved in.

I'm pleased to present a FREE APP to conduct MLS Search (IDX Search) on your I-Phone and I-Pad.  This "Location-Based" app zooms into your current location and shows you all of the properties currently available.

By touching a  house, you get basic details. 

To get more information, you choose the right arrow.

Conducting an MLS/IDX Search with your I-Phone is a snap!

As I mentioned, this I-Phone Real Estate App is "FREE".

The I-Pad Real Estate App works the same way!

This has got to be one of the best new Apps for real estate that's come along! 



And, it's FREE, as a service to my Buyers (and even Sellers who want to keep tabs on the competition)

To download the APP:

Go to I-Tunes   (

-or- Search for "myagent by idx"

Dowload APP

Plug in my code: 8717

You can also download the app by clicking on the button at the bottom of my homepage @ 
(It takes a few moments to load i-tunes)

I hope you enjoy this FREE I-Phone / I-Pad Real Estate App.  Call John Basila when you've found some homes you want to see!!

Buyer's Representation

by John Basila

One of my clients recently asked a few questions that I hear fairly regularly.  In effect, she asked "What is Buyer's Representation?".

Everyone is probably aware that there is a Listing Agent that represents the Seller.  They put their sign in the yard, enter the property into the MLS, produce marketing and conduct showings to get the property sold.

If an unrepresented prospect attends an Open House  being held by the Listing Agent, they often don't realize that the Agent is working for the Seller, not them.  As a result, in Colorado, if an unrepresented prospect begins to talk about anything related to their ability to purchase the property or mention any personal financial information, it is required that the Listing Agent present them with a disclosure titled "Definitions of Working Relationships".  Thus, clarifying that the Agent does not represent them and that any information they share while unrepresented can be shared with the Seller.

A Buyer's Representative works exclusively for the Buyer.  They advocate on behalf of their clients and seek outcomes advantageous for their Buyers.  Buyer's Representation levels the playing field so that the Buyers will have someone looking out for their interests. 

In this day of cooperation, the Listing Agent shares their commission with the Buyers' Agent as an incentive to get qualified Buyers looking at the home.  In effect, having a Buyer's Agent costs nothing for the Buyer, since fees are paid by the Seller, and Buyer's Representation is invaluable when proceeding with the purchase of a home.

Buyer's Representation is also called Buyer's Agency.   As your Buyer's Agent, this relationship allows me to negotiate on your behalf, to coach you on the important decisions you'll make, to keep confidential your motivations and financial capabilities and oversee the timelines, inspections and paperwork to reach a successful Closing.  You have my loyalty, fiduciary duty, confidentiality and advocacy.

Denver Realtor John Basila provides Buyer's Representation throughout the State of Colorado, focusing primarily on the Denver area.  Call John today for your free consultation: (303)589-9034

The Value of a Home Warranty

by John Basila

Whether I'm acting as a Buyer's Agent or a Seller's Agent, I always stress the value of a Home Warranty with my clients.

From a Seller's perspective, there are a number of reasons why it's important to Piggy Bankprovide a Home Warranty to your Buyers.  Not only will it eliminate the vast majority of home inspection issues, but it will also cover basic systems while your home is on the market.  It's almost like Murphy's Law in the sense that, as soon as the sign goes in the yard, something in the house will need repair.  For roughly $300, Sellers can sleep comfortably at night knowing that they're protected should a major system fail.

Another great feature for the Seller is that the Home Warranty can be paid at Closing.  For Sellers, the value of a Home Warranty is unquestionable.

For Buyers, the value of a Home Warranty is just as important.  The last thing you want to happen after you sink most of your available cash into a home is for a major system like the furnace or hot water heater to fail.

Buyers also have the ability to "upgrade" Home Warranties to cover additional items like air conditioners and refrigerators.

When you're planning to Buy or Sell a home, be sure to include a Home Warranty.  Your peace of mind never came so cheaply!

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John Basila
A Denver Home
P.O. Box 620222
Littleton CO 80162
Cell: 303-589-9034

CO EI License # 028420