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Can you get out of listing contract with realty co. With in 5/7 days of signing?

  • May 05 2013 - Cordova-Appling
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"Depends" is the answer.  Around my area, PIttsburgh Pa., we as for 1 year with the option to get out after 6 months in writing by certified mail.  We do this because of the down season during cold months.  

If your agent is completely dropping the ball, you should have a conversation with them first, their broker/manager 2nd.  If this does not work ,then you can ask the agent to terminate the contract immediately & "expire" it.  2nd, ask the manager/broker if that does not work.  If all that does not work, tell the broker you are going to report the incompetency to the local Realtor board.

You never really posted why you want out so I am just assuming incompetency.  If this is the case, you are partially to blame too.  Buyers and sellers have to do some due diligence when selecting their agent.  With so much info on the web, there is no reason a person should not use it to check up on local agents.  Since you are on Zillow.com, you can search for agents in your area & read past client reviews (the purpose of the review) of them.

If you are trying to get out because you found the buyer & do not want to pay the commission, too bad.  This is the reason we use listing contracts.  It could have been the sign in the yard or the listing on the MLS why they found the place.

Either way, the goal is to sell your property.  Good luck.
  • May 06 2013
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Most companies will cancel the agreement with a good reason. If are not satisfied with their efforts so far, you should discuss that with your agent or the principle broker for the firm. If you have decided you want to use a different firm and/or agent then simply tell them that. I don't think any firm would want a client who doesn't want to be their client.
  • May 05 2013
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Read your contract. I am sure that with good reason you can probably cancel your contract. Have a word with your listing agent to discuss your issues, if they cannot be resolved request a cancelation.
  • May 05 2013
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I think if you are truly unhappy with the service you are getting, the first step should be a conversation with your Realtor about your issues with him/her. If you can't resolve them I imagine you could speak with the Managing Broker and try to find another Realtor that could meet your needs in most states. 

I know for us if you don't want to be working with us we don't want to be working for you. As long as there is no Contract to Buy and Sell that has been executed we would release the client from the Listing agreement.

Hope this helps~
  • May 05 2013
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