This would be called the "promise the agent hopes they never have to live up to" program, taught in the school of "I wanna be an agent and offer anything I can just to get people to list their homes with me" school. There are so many holes in the terms and conditions that the paper it's written on isn't even good to use as screening material. Can I be more blunt than this?
My recommendation to customers is to use an agent who has a reputation of knowing how to sell homes such that they don't have to offer a guarantee that really isn't one? Sad to think this kind of thing goes on, but it does.
P.S. If you want me to blow holes in the contract, send me a copy, it should be fun!
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Guaranteed sales programs are guaranteeing that your house will sell at a certain price during a certain time frame. If it doesn't, the Broker offering this program will buy your home for much less than it's worth. I would ask myself how much of my profit I am willing to give up to participate in this type of program. If you're in a huge hurry and are not in need of all your equity, it may work for you. I don't see this type of program a lot, although it is certainly out there.
I believe it is much more important to find a competent, experienced Realtor who will do what it takes to get YOU the most money for your home. Pick your Realtor first, then decide on price.
Kathleen Bauerle Vernon
Third Generation Austin Realtor