Never let an agent use a bad low price to “bait” buyers. If you use a price range or a “negotiation” guide or strategy, you encourage buyers to offer you less. Your “bait” price will “hook” you more than the buyers! Of course, a lower price “bait” can attract more buyers, but it attracts bad buyers! The lowest price buyers see will be the highest price they want to pay. And never tell someone the lowest price you will accept, because that too can quickly become the highest price you will receive. A single agency agreement looks like an exclusive agency agreement. You give a broker the rights to sell the property, but you can find a buyer yourself. If you find a buyer who has not been introduced by the agent, there is no commission to pay to the agent. This should be your rule of thumb. Once the contract is fully executed, it should be fully readable without the help of an expansion class. It should be on the right paper format and not have areas that are cut. All sides should be included and oriented in the same way. All agents will ask you to sign an agreement before selling your property. But remember that you are being asked to sign your agreement.
Many sellers bitterly regret having signed this agreement with the agent. The solution is simple: if they want you to sign their agreement, you must insist that they sign your warranty first. Just tell the agent that one of the fundamental rules of contract law is that a person must be empowered to enter into a contract for that contract to be enforceable. An adult child may hold a residential sale on behalf of his or her elderly parents or the registered owner of the premises may be abroad or not available to sign the agency agreement. In these circumstances, the agreement may be signed by a lawyer, but the agent should always ensure that he or she is subject to a certified copy of the proxy document. If the validity of the power of attorney is called into question, legal advice must be sought. Greg: Nothing has been done by the courts yet, which is a precedent.