Don’t Sign Anything
When you are selling your home, real estate agents will ask you to sign an agreement. This agreement is a legal contract which can be an absolute nightmare for you. The agents may call this a “standard” agreement. But it’s to their standard, not to yours. All over Australasia, homesellers are being ripped-off because they don’t realise the effect of what they are signing. They do not have the right information or experience to protect themselves. But now, for the first time in Australia, there is a simple way to protect yourself when you sell.
DON’T SIGN ANYTHING! with an agent until the agent first signs with you!
And what does the agent have to sign?
A Home Sellers’ Protection Guarantee which you “attach” to any agent’s “standard” selling agreement. If the agent won’t sign this guarantee, then whatever you do… DON’T SIGN ANYTHING!