Unless the brokerage stood in your way or did harm, best practice is to close the transaction and focus your time and effort on new transactions with you acting as your own broker.
It definitely would be worth a consultation with an attorney.
Good luck. I feel for you.
If you took the listing while with your former broker, the listing belongs to them. Most brokerages clearly spell out what happens in the event you leave with any active listings or pending sales. You may want to read your contract again or consult with any attorney but at this point it looks doubtful....
Best of luck to you with your new endeavor!
You've heard this before, and it makes all of us go plewy...but it's time to call your attorney.
The attorney representing the title company you intend to use should work nicely.
The big broker is attempting to bully the little guy..YOU.
As you know, there was a MOUTAIN of paperwork involved in transfering your listing from KW to your brokerage. All the details must be complete, even the non-sense ones. I've personally known many who left Keller Wiliams and the broker employed every tool available to punish and be uncooperative. One recent defector was actually out of business for a month. The agent prevailed and is a mega producer for REMAX. Nothes says, "I WIN" like success!
It is always benefical, if you are factual, to identify the parties involved. It serves to warn the innocent and hold the transgressor accountable.
But I am curious - since you said it is "about to close"......you could have waited to leave until after it closed.
Didn't you sign an independent contractor agreement when you started with the company?
It should have spelled out what you would give up if you leave the company with pending closings.
Clearly it did, as you are quoting they will keep 36%.........so, you agreed to that.
a short sale is closing in 3 months?.......consider that a quick closing!