I'm not certain a contract with no performance or expiration date would be enforceable in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I think a defined date or period of time is one of the essential elements of a contract. So if there is no expiration date, you might not have a legitimate contract in place. Check with a lawyer about that.
That issue aside, I would think any change to a bilateral or two-party contract would have to be mutually agreed to. When signing an agreement, I, personally, tell my buyers and sellers that if they ever become unhappy with me, I ask for the courtesy to be given some time to make things right and if they wish to terminate our relationship after that, they can unilaterally terminate our agreement. Hasn't happened yet, thank God.
Very few agents would be interested in continuing to work for a dissatisfied client. If you have some legitimate reason why you want to terminate an agreement, most agents would comply.
Best of luck.
Bill Kuhlman, CRS
2012 President of the Mass. Chapter of CRS
2010 CRS of the Year, Mass. Chapter
2007--2010 President of the Mass. Association of Buyer Agents
I'm not saying that this is required. I'm not a lawyer, nor judge, nor member of the Real Estate Board, however, I *am* just suggesting that it would be cleaner and more fair. You may find the dissatisfaction to be mutual.
Secondly there may not be an experation date on your agreement. How ever there may be a certian number of days that you have agreed to work exclusivley with that agenacy for. Most good Exclusive Buyer agents like my self have a clause in my agreement that allows either the Buyer or the Buyers Broke to terminate the agreement.
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