The initial listing term is 12 months unless otherwise noted. We know what you are thinking? Why 12 months when you believe it will sell in much less time? The short answer is that 12 months is more beneficial for you, the seller, and it makes the listing contract a lot easier for all parties involved (us and you). Renewals are painful and “running time” goes a lot quicker than you would think. Since we allow sellers to cancel anytime without penalty, it’s a lot better to have the luxury of not looking at the calendar. You may believe that your property will go under agreement right away, but this is real estate and you never know what can happen after a written offer is made. In theory, you could have your property under agreement on the first day it hits the market, but the overall process has a lot of steps and all these steps accumulate calendar days really fast. To put things into perspective. Think about this… You get an offer, the inspection (7-8 days post-offer) goes without a hitch, but you later find out your buyer isn’t able to get financing (30-45 days later) and the deal you had initially thought was simple and straightforward goes south for whatever reason. When this happens you have to find another buyer and the days-weeks-months start to add up and pass quickly. If a deal crumbles it’s back the square one. Everything starts over. Ouch.
→ Get the process started by heading over to our Agreement Wizard to create, sign and execute the listing agreement online.