To Avoid Tying Yourself Up With a 3 to 6 Month Listing
SAVING ADVICE: Never
sign a listing based on vague verbal promises. Some agents will tell you whatever
you want to hear in an effort to get you to sign a listing.
Traditionally, real estate agents have required home sellers to sign long term
listing agreements. Unfortunately, many sellers found that after listing their
homes, the promised advertising and marketing efforts did not occur.
is understandably a key reason why home sellers are concerned about listing their
home with a real estate company. How do you know that the company will uphold
their promises? How do you know that you have an agent who fully understands the
art of marketing and is skilled at attracting a steady stream of qualified, ready-to-buy
buyers through your home?
While a written agreement is necessary, there is no reason that you have be locked
into a long term listing agreement. Now the risk and anxiety associated with listing
your home can be eliminated, thanks to my The One Day at
a Time listing allows you to cancel your listing at any time, for any reason (unless
an accepted offer is in place or a written offer is ready for your review). If
at any time, you are not 100% satisfied with my marketing effort, you can exit
from the listing just by calling me on the phone or sending me a letter. No hassle.
No questions asked.
WARNING: If you decide to list your home with a real
estate company, don't be tied up by a listing without specific, written, verifiable
performance guarantees and A One Day at a Time listing.
listing contract should state exactly and specifically what services and marketing
the agent and company will do for you. How many showings (minimum) every month?
How many advertisements in the newspaper every month? Will your home be in every
issue of the Homes Illustrated magazine? How many feedback calls will you receive
Your listing contract should state that if the agent does not perform and produce
results exactly as promised that you can cancel the listing, at no cost or further
obligation to you. Without this protection clause, you are gambling with what
may be your most valuable asset.
a real estate agent skilled in marketing can sell your home for more, than an
agent unskilled in marketing. Know your agent and his or