Please Communicate you dissatisfaction to your current agent. It may be uncomfortable to do so but remember it will be just as uncomfortable for them as it is for you. It may be the agent is unhappy with things too and the broker will probably want to assign you a new agent to keep you happy or they may let you out of the contract. If the broker does want to try a new agent, make sure to interview the new agent to see if you are compatible. Most real estate offices have many different agents with lots of personalities and one of them should mesh well with your own. Most agents and brokers work off the principle that 1 happy client tells 1 friend about their good experience while 1 unhappy client will tell 10 friends about their bad experience. Most brokerages will not want you as a ticked off ex-client out there telling the world what a bunch of jerks they were so you should be able to negotiate a re-assignment or realease of the contract. If you have any more trouble come back and post it on trulia, the folks that answer questions on this site are really smart and you can get some pretty good free advice. I hope the situation works itself out. Good luck, Joe Patton
I agree with most of what you have to say except the fact the he/she should let you out of the contract simply because you want out. The agent has no ethical or legal obligations to terminate the contract. That stated, the likelihood of earning a commission is low.
You will have to check with your agent directly but in MN the holdover clause that you reference (6 months after contract end) does not apply if you retain the services of another agent.
You might find that they are relieved. Sometimes people just don't click. Personally, I have fired three buyers so far this year. And if any of my buyers wanted out of our contract, I would let them go. Why would I want to be around someone who doesn't want to work with me?