In working with a buyer or seller, there are many different personalities and many questions and concerns.
There is the buyer who wants every assurance they are getting the best deal and getting as much as possible from the seller.
There is the seller who wants a 100% assurance that the contract will make it to final settlement.
With a 40 + page contract, most of the questions and concerns are covered. If not.. add an addenda to insure your point is considered.
When my seller signed a recent contract...they asked, "can I get excited now?'' They were really asking for a guarantee.
This was my response:
We are in good shape with a ratified contract. Buyer is qualified. We have a strong deposit. Buyer loves the house. Your home seems to be in good condition.
We still have to get through the home inspections (termite,well, septic, radon, mold, chimney), survey, title, appraisal and a final clear to close.
Save your excitement for settlement and deposited funds.
I don't know how to say this but
There is No Guarantee!