Here is our experience working with xxxx. We have a house located in the best location in XXXX, which Zillow valued $262,400. Before putting in the market, we have a lot of upgrades, including all new toilets, all new doors in first floor, new countertop, new dishwasher, new ceiling fan, new water heaters, new furnace, new carpet and illuminate floor in first floor, new blind, new painting almost all house. The upgrading costs over $46000 in 2019. We also have roof replaced in 2016.
The house price should have an estimate first based on the data from market, then increasing the estimates based on the recent updating. By that, the price of our house shall fill in the range from $270000 to $280000 as given by the other realtors we contacted with.
But we made a wrong decision. We chose this realtor. In order to sell it quickly, so she can get the money and force us to sell $250000, which is much lower than we expected. My husband argued with $255,000 for a compromise. After we left the house, we thought that house is worthy much more and asked to increase $4000-5000. She changed to $259000. BTW, she asked us to sell house with brand new refrigerator, new washer and dryer. She said that everybody does like this. I didn't agree. Later, we are able to sale the appliance separately to the buyer.
xxxx also asked us to sign contract filled with a term like if “...I fail to fulfill the terms of that purchase agreement, then I shall pay you the agreed commission in full." We signed with the bad due to our inexperience.
Immediately after house in the market, two families visited the house. We had 2 offers with full price after a couple of hours. One asked us replied within 2.5 hours and one asked us replied within half hour. That put us in no choice but had to sell the house with the low price since we signed the contract with term described above.
Because the buyer repeatedly tried to modify the closing date and we want to take the chance to withdraw from the deal. The realtor worried that the deal may fall apart and she knew I disagreed about the change in closing date. First, she said that I am standing by your side. Then she sent us an agreed contract with my name to my husband (my husband and I do not live in same state right now). My husband signed my contract. Then my husband and I sent 4 emails to her and asked void the sign. She ignored, later she sent the contract with my husband's name to him and let my husband sign again.
The realtor sent a contract in case of the cancellation with a term like "Home to be put on market at the time of cancellation". We can put our house back on market but don't want to write it in contract.
Finally, the buyer gave up changing the closing date. We sold our house with low price.