Hello, I’m Alysse.
I’m an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent.

My job is to help you find and buy the home of your dreams at the lowest possible price and with the best terms.

Endorsers of Exclusive Buyer’s Agency

Exclusive Buyer’s Agents (EBAs) represent buyers 100% of the time. Unlike dual agents, intermediaries, and regular buyer’s agents, EBAs work for companies that never represent sellers so there is never a conflict of interest that will jeopardize your negotiating position. Exclusive Buyer’s Agency is endorsed by all the consumer good guys like Dave Ramsey, Ralph Nader, Jean Chatzky, and Suze Orman. Even the Department of Justice recommends that buyers hire an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent rather than a traditional agent!

Jean Chatzky

Smart Money’s Jean Chatzky strongly advises buyers to hire an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent to purchase a home. Here she talks to Bryant Gumbel about the four types of real estate agents and what you’re really getting when you hire them.

Dave Ramsey

“…Finally, make sure you get what’s known as an exclusive buyer’s agent, one who is exclusively loyal to you, the buyer.”

Suze Orman

Internationally acclaimed finance specialist Suze Orman endorses the National Association of Exclusive Buyer’s Agents in the “Finding a Buyer’s Agent” section of her popular web site.

Ralph Nadar

“Real estate and housing is one of the least consumer protected areas in our country and buyers overpay for housing by more than $10 billion due to poor representation.” In Agency Law Quarterly, Nader “again held up exclusive buyer brokerage as the only legitimate option for the home buying public.”

CNN Financial Reports

“Home-buyers may not realize that the friendly real-estate agent who has shown them through dozens of homes and shared their secrets is legally obliged to use that information to help get the best possible price and terms for the seller.”

Motley Fool

“Even though a traditional agent may spend hours and hours with you, her allegiance isn’t to you at all. It’s to the seller, and in this regard her main motivation is to get as much money out of you as possible. ”

Reader's Digest

“…Always remember that a real estate agent does not work for you, but for the seller, If you want an agent on your side, hire a buyer broker.”

US News & World Report

“Buyer brokers: agents that buyer’s call their own…” “If your real estate agent isn’t a buyer broker, he works for the seller.” “Buyers no longer have to fend for themselves”.

USA Today

“Agents: How to hire one for your side.” “Most agents who show you homes don’t represent your interests. They work for the seller, and their object is to sell the house at the highest possible price.”

Wall Street Journal

“But consumer advocates say [dual agency] cheats both buyers and sellers, denying them an agent’s allegiance and undivided attention at a time when they’re making a major financial decision. ‘You’re either loyal or you’re not. It’s like being slightly pregnant,’ says Maureen F. Glasheen, former counsel to the New York Secretary of State, who opposes dual agency.”

CNN Money

What you need is what’s known as an “exclusive buyer agent.” – CNN Money – “Money 101, Lesson 8: Buying a Home”

U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

“Although… agents and brokers provide helpful advice, they may legally be representing the interests of the seller and not yours.”  “Shopping for Your Home Loan: HUD’s Settlement Cost Booklet”

Bloomberg

“(Buyer) brokers are obliged to get buyers the best deal possible, they approach a house with a critical eye for apparent flaws. ”

Money Magazine

“Confide to a traditional real estate broker that you’re prepared to bid as much as [$xxx,xxx] on a house, and the broker will tip off the seller. Tell a buyer-broker, and the seller will never know.”

Los Angeles Times

“Exclusive buyer’s agents work only for consumers and often can save them money… [they] are not tied to any particular property or agency, so they will show buyers any home, even those for sale by owner.”

Consumer Federation of America

“If you want representation, work with a buyer broker. They are legally obligated to represent your interests in any negotiations with sellers.”

New York Times

“If you want representation, work with a buyer broker. They are legally obligated to represent your interests in any negotiations with sellers.”.

Kiplinger

“Unlike traditional agents, EBAs don’t work for listing brokers, so they avoid the risk of dual agency — when one broker represents both parties. EBAs are still paid by the seller, but they can promise to represent your interests exclusively throughout the transaction and help you negotiate the lowest price.”

About Alysse Musgrave

Broker/owner of helpubuy america

In over 24 years of helping people buy homes, Alysse Musgrave has not once represented a seller. Not only does this position Alysse as an expert and industry leader in residential real estate, but it also guarantees that her clients will never have to worry about a conflict of interest when it comes to buying their next house. Alysse’s unflinching honesty has earned her a stellar reputation with her client base, who appreciate the fact that her standards are often even higher than their own. Alysse can spot structural issues in a matter of minutes, and she will personally foot the bill if a house doesn’t appraise or pass inspection.  Whether she’s training new agents or helping her clients find their next home, Alysse is uniquely well-versed in her field and utterly committed to providing an exceptional customer experience.

Alysse Musgrave is the broker/owner of HelpUBuy America and a graduate of Texas A&M University and the Sheffield School of Interior Design. She is a contributing writer for Zillow Group and the author of 4 books including the internationally acclaimed and best-selling “Buying a Home: Don’t Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!” now in its 6th edition. Her new book, “How to Turn $50 Million Dollars in Real Estate into $50 – Cash” will be released in early 2019.

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No Restrictive Buyer’s Representation Agreement

Contrary to what high pressure real estate agents tell you, a written buyer’s representation agreement is NOT required by the Texas Real Estate Commission. I never ask you to sign a lengthy, restrictive, long-term Buyer’s Representation Agreement. In fact, my agreement reads more like a disclosure. Clients are loyal to me because I’m great at my job, not because they feel legally bound to do so. If you’re not happy with the level of service I provide, you’re free to walk away at any time. 

Flat-Fee or Full Service

From my perspective, it’s the same amount of work to help you buy a $250,000 house as it is to buy an $800,000 house. It’s a LOT more work, however, to show you dozens of houses and write multiple offers; or to help you buy a short sale, FSBO, or a foreclosure; or to help you build a home from the ground up. With all this in mind, I offer two pricing programs to serve your home buying needs. And since my commission is paid out of the seller’s proceeds at closing, there is no additional cost to you for my services.

Free Consultation

 We start with a phone call. If all goes well, we’ll meet. Buying a home is a long process and it’s important that we click before we agree to work together. Please contact me well in advance of your desired moving date since I am only able to represent a limited number of buyers at a time.

Need an EBA?

Are you looking for a home outside the D/FW area? Follow the link  below for a referral to an EBA in your area.

Home to Sell?

I am an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker which means I don’t represent sellers. If you have a home to sell let me know. I can introduce you to a great seller’s agent in your area and show you how to save a significant amount of money.

Drop Me a Line

Don’t be shy. Let me know if you have any questions!

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