Susan-One thing we, as Realtors, need to be cautious of is not to steer you in a particular direction as it would be a violation of our license laws. Someone else mentioned that there are good and bad sections in even the most ideal town. I've seen good and bad stretches on the same street of some towns. I'm sure you can relate. When we begin your home search, I recommend revisiting the neighborhoods you liked the most, but at different times of the day/night. You might also park your car and take a walk around the block(s) of the areas you are considering. Virtually, you could use a website like: http://www.onboardnavigator.com/webcontent/... more
As Pam and Brandon suggest, make the agreement specific to specifically named buyers. So, if he really does have one or more serious buyers, and one purchases, your agent wins, you win, and the buyer wins. If there aren't any real buyers, or they decide not to purchase, you're still protected and free to continue marketing your property as a FSBO.