Hope that helps
Broker / Owner
Windermere Bay Area Properties
If you signed an exclusive agency agreement with the first agent...and it is still in force, you need to address that first before dealing with a second agent. If you want out of the contract, then you need to ask for that. These contracts are legally binding. This could put both agents at conflict and you owing the agents both a commission.
Re-read your agency agreement to see with it expires. If it is still active, you need to address that with the brokerage.
That way it can be determined what you signed. There are many forms signed when buying or selling a home and when making an offer you will be required to sign an agency agreement. This agency agreement is only to acknowledge that you're being represented by this agent for this offer.
You may in fact have no obligation to work with this agent again.
This is a small networking business as agents talk, word gets out, and so do the hornets nest when agents feel taken, and commissions are lost. Be safe... call the broker, and you may want to run it by your real estate attorney just incase so there are no surprises later down the road... good luck!
Ownership is a public record. If that agent checks your name after the deal closes and finds out you bought without them, and they choose to enforce their contract, you could be in trouble.
It would be strongly advised to deal with them before you proceed and formally terminate your arrangement in writing with confirmation. They when the phone rings in your new house, you won't have to worry if it's them.
Your new agent may have advice on how to do this most effectively.