That being said (and i've heard of this happening countless times) some agents may tell you that you are bound by the agreement and cannot cancel. In that instance call their broker directly and explain. A good broker will release you. And, if they happen to be the broker contact the Bureau of Real Estate and report the person.
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A Exclusive Listing contract is a two parties paperwork. Also, listings "belong" to the broker, Agents represents the brokers in Minnesota.
Call the Realtor and ask if there is a posibility to cancel the listing. Also, put on mind that some work, efford and money had been invested in your property, even if you think nothing has been done.
Communication is alwasy a key for any door.
If you have decided not to sell your home for personal reasons, that is one thing - call the agent and explain your situation. You certainly cannot be forced to keep your home on the market if you decided you don't want to sell. Just know that if your home is withdrawn, the agency can still hold you to the contract , and you won't be able to relist with another agent, or sell your home on your own, They will still be entitled to a commission until the isiting date is up.
If, however, you decided you want to list with another agent , or try to sell on your own - - I wouldn't expect the current agent to simply allow you to walk away or give you an unconditional release.
If there are problems you have having with your agent, you need to sit down and discuss them with the agent and his or her broker. Hopefully, you can work things out.
They may or not release you from the listing - that is to be determined.