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    Selling homes guaranteed or the agent will buy them – How does this work?

    When it comes to listing and selling residential real estate, there are some local Santa Clarita real estate companies that are listing real estate at a 2 to 1 radio between their company and others.

    People, “home sellers”, are looking for a proven track record, branding and some type of connection point with the agent they are hiring.Be careful if it's too good to be true

    They want to know the commission, they are going to be paying to the agent they are hiring to sell their home, is going to pay off and be the best use of their equity.

    Some Real Estate agents employ a “Sell your home Guaranteed” campaign.

    Which, on the surface states that if they are unable to sell your home in a prescribed time frame, they will buy it.  Some other similar programs state they will give you money if they cannot sell your home.

    Both sound wonderful and are a “no brainer” when it comes to selling a home.

    However, let me move away from the “surface” and let’s look at the “small print”.

    How can a real estate agent promise to buy your home at the price you designate if they cannot sell it?  They can’t.  Key phrase:  “Price you designate”.  They price the home.

    How can a real estate predict a fall in buyer activity and home prices?  They can’t.  Mandatory price reductions are built into the contracts you will be signing, read the small print!

    How many homes has the agent with this program bought or gave money to as a result of the Sellers Guarantee being enforced? “I’d venture to say ZERO!”

    That is one of the questions I’d ask.  I’d also ask how the agent is going to determine their price strategy and if the “guarantee” is going to influence the amount they list my home for.  It maybe the case they are going to undercut the market 5-15% in order to get an offer quickly so they don’t have to worry about the “Guarantee” they offered?

    Either way – if you like the realtor, you like the guaranteed program, or someone that does not offer such a program, just make sure you read everything you are signing.  Make sure you are well protected, and make sure you are interviewing multiple realtors before choosing one.

    Be safe search well and contact The Paris911 Team at REMAX of Santa Clarita CA when you are ready to MOVE.

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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