Well, they had the advertise part down.
There were so many "outs" in their "contract" that only a fortunate few ever saw a benefit.
Skip the hoopla and find a local neighborhood agent with "under contract" and "sold" riders on their signs. They will get your home sold.
First, we list and I work to sell your home by pricing it correctly. Second, I look for a tenant to provide cash flow to help cover the two mortgages. Last, I look for a lease purchase candidate to provide cash flow and a future sale. If you end up renting or lease purchase, I have a property management company to assist with the tenant management ongoing.
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Solid Source Realty, Inc.
Truthfully, It is not a scam but it comes along with many asterisks meaning very few homes are actually purchased through this program. ERA is a company that practices this program; however, there are Realtors around town who also practice this program.
This program originated from an agent in Canada and I actually paid the big bucks to attend one of his training events. I personally believe in straight up business. I do not believe in leading people to water and putting so many road blocks they never get the opportunity to drink.
The bottom line is that sellers want the most money possible for their homes in any market and this program does not give you the most money as the agent or company buying the home is doing so for profit... your profit. Even if you are willing to give away the money, the program basically gives all control to the company or agent and they will find another buyer at their price before they ever have to buy your home. And you will still pay commissions.
You do not need gimmicks... you just need a hard working knowledgeable agent to sell your home within the time period you need it sold and a great agent will tell you exaclty what you need to do to accomplish your goals.
Again, the line "I'll sell your home in 90 days or I will buy it" makes the phone ring but the asterisks in my opinion makes it "used car saleman" like. Don't we all hate fine print?
Another option have you consider lease on your current property? or lease purchase.
ERA ! We offer the ERA Sellers Security program. It's not really a gimmick as the other agents have mentioned.
It works much like a corporate relocation buyout, but without the corporate support. If your home qualifies the minimum purchase price for your home would be at least 90% of the appraised value. Obviously recently purchases homes with little equity will not qualify in this market. If you have owned your home for sometime now and want to sell then your property would be a good candidate.
Feel free to contact me if you would like some more information on the guaranteed home sales program. I've also included a link for you.