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what are the liabilities if he backs out later and refuses to sell?
The buyer could sue for breach of contract for "specific performance" which is where a judge orders the sale to go through and the sellers to sign off on the deed under threat of contempt of court and up to 6 months in jail at a time for a refusal.
But if this is just a listing contract with a realtor, and not a purchase contract with a buyer, then he cant' be forced to sign the purchase contract without a court order.
If he refused, then you would have to file a "partition lawsuit" against him and have a judge issue an order that the house was to be sold, even over his objection.