“If I Don’t Sell Your Home, I’ll Buy It!”
You’ll never hear those words from me, but you will hear them from some other agents.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
It’s called a “guaranteed sale program” and it’s one of the oldest gimmicks in real estate.
I have long been skeptical of guaranteed sale programs for a variety of reasons, including the following:
How much will the listing agent pay you for your home ~ appraised value, assessor’s value, or a deeply-discounted value?
If it’s a discounted value, precisely what percentage of value will the agent pay you for your home ~ 75%, 85%, 95%, or what?
Who will determine the actual fair market value of your home before applying the discount?
One thing you can count on is that your listing agent will not pay top dollar for your home!
Ability To Perform
Does the listing agent really have cash available to purchase your home? (most don’t)
Does the listing agent need to get a loan to purchase your home? (most will)
If the listing agent must get a loan to buy your home, can the listing agent qualify and how long will it take?
When will the listing agent buy your home?
Today, 30 days, 90 days, six months from now?
The Bottom Line
Listing agents who offer a guaranteed sale program don’t want to buy your home; they want to get your listing!
In other words, guaranteed sales programs are usually nothing more than a gimmick designed to get you to list with the agent.
Remember what grandma said ~ “if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!”
If you’re serious about selling, there’s a better way.
Simply call me at (208)938-5533, or e-mail me and I’ll tell you the truth about your home’s value and how I will get it sold.
No sales talk, no persuasion, and no false promises ~ just straightforward, truthful advice that will help us mutually achieve a smooth closing.
If you’re skeptical, I’ll be happy to provide more references than you have time to check to confirm my real estate track record!
There are many reasons why I’m able to work mostly with repeat and referred clients after 44 years in real estate!
Call me now ~ I actually answer my own phone!