Please do take a look at your paperwork from this Brokerage. A year is a very long agreement to have signed, unless the sale is Raw Land., It's likely the agreement has already expired. IF so, you are free to interview other Agents. Normally an agent and a client must have a good rapport and trust in order to work together effectively
So if I have a client that is moving to CA and want to refer them to an agent in CA, are saying it is illegal for them to pay a referral fee?
I'm not generally a fan of paying referrals, but I do think that it isn't out of line for an agent who has educated a buyer over time and makes them a more ready buyer for a new agent to get a 25% referral.
This happens a lot. Most buyers do the folllowing:
Let them know your not happy and that you are going to start working with someone else.
Just tell them (a little white lie) that you going to stop looking for a home.
Some time the ladder is easiest. I'm sorry to hear you have not been happy with your agent. Sometimes it's just not a fit.
If you need assistance in your search for a home, check out my site. I have many refferences on my site.I am patient and not pushy. Return phone calls quickly and listen to your needs. Customer service is 1st.
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
Best Of Luck
First Team Real Estate
First of all, what paperwork did you sign? Was it a listing agreement to sell your home or a buyer broker agreement? There should be a beginning & ending date for your contract. If you are not happy w/ the broker's service, tell the broker. Have specific reason (s) why you are not happy. If you can not work out your concerns about service, ask the broker to unconditionally release you from your contract. Hope this helps.