Read your agreement as there should be a clause in there that states up to a certain amount of days after the listing expires the broker still collects commission as its only fair.
They have worked for you in advertising the property even if you haven't seen bills we still pay out a lot of money each month and will at the end of the sale for having the listing and it going on company website.... plus all the time effort, phone calls we take on our listings it all adds up....... more
I'm not an attorney either, but I am a Realtor in Minneapolis, MN. It's simple. It takes 1 to buy, 2 to sell. If there's more than 1 seller who owns a property, they all need to sign everything. For example: If you owned a property with family members, they would need to get your permission to sell because you have a legal interest in the property. Same thing goes with when you're going through a divorce. If we didn't have this law, your soon-to-be ex spouse could put the family home on the market and sell it without your authorization. I never consider a listing agreement legally valid until I have all sellers on-board with signatures.
Hope this helps!
Angie Carciofini, Realtor
Edina Realty - 50th & France
You need to correct the deed immediately. When you go to sell the home and the new buyer does a title search all these issues will show up. It will not be very expensive, I would contact a real estate attorney or the divorce attorney and have them correct the paperwork on both the town and county level. Save yourself some hardship later in life. Best of luck... more