This is not an uncommon outcome.
Home owners do not often recognize the choice they make when they choose a top producer over the single operator agent who limits the number of clients they take at any one time. There is a very finite number of people that can be helped based on the avaialble time.
Before you throw anyone under the bus, you really, really need to have a meet up with your agent. It time to have that conversation about your expectations. Your agent will then be able to share with you what is really taking place. Most of the real selling acitivity occurs where you can not see it. What you can see. (open house) is mostly irrelevant in getting your home sold. This is not intended to deminish your concern but to place it in the correct perspective to your goal...GETTING YOUR HOME SOLD!.
You may discover that the real selling action will far exceed your expectation and your agent will be able, based on what you truly can not see, advise how to better exploit your homes features now that data is in place to analyze.
Finally, you should feel perfectly comfortable changing agents after you have had your meet up.
No, there has been not breech of contract. Just a breech of trust.
Best of success to you.
Why did you hire yours? You need to hire an agent based on their marketing plan and not the commission they offer or the price they promise for your house.
With that said. Have a conversation with your agent. Tell them what you are dissatisfied with and what you would like corrected. Get it in writing. If they still don't perform contact their broker.
I personally have a performance guarantee. I rip up your contract if you are unhappy with my services. All I ask is a chance to correct a problem. I have sold and listed hundreds of homes and never have had to rip up a contract.
I would have a discussion with the agent and THEN call the broker if you are not satisfied with the answers that you get. If you determine that you can't work with this agent/agency and you are released from the contract, call me. I LIVE (40 years) and WORK in Tewksbury and I handle all of my own listings. I had an open house in Tewksbury 2 weeks ago with over 60 attendees and got multiple offers over list (and this was first showing of the home).
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homeowners having a bad experience with a Realtor is not only unpleasant but hurts all of us. Although this is a great Q&A forum and you get different opinions/views you should address this directly with your listing agent and if you feel you are not getting a satisfactory resolution contact the agent's broker. If this does not work you can cancel your listing agreement (check your contract for details on this). Best of luck
Is it that when you call or email your agent does not respond? Is it that your agent does not sit the open houses?
It is not uncommon in many areas to have a home with lockbox access, so yes agents that may not be familiar with your home are showing it.
Hopefully your agent is contacting these other agents and pointing out the positive features of your home. Hopefully after they have viewed it your agent if following up and getting feedback.
As to no sign leading to your home other than in front of it, is not very smart on the part of the agent for a number of reasons, (home and agent visibility) but is it breach of contract, I would say no, unless your contract spells out the signage and locations of them.
Many of your concerns should of been addressed when you interviewed and choose your agent. Talk to and point out what your expectations are, if you can not agree, then you can cancel your listing agreement (however if time still remains on your contract they are under no obligation to end it, unless they are in breach of the agreement and terms that you both signed)
It doesn't do you or your Realtor any good if you are not happy with their service. Have you told him/her that you are unhappy? I would tell him/her specifically what you expect and ask if they are willing to live up to those expectations. If yes, give him/her a chance to make the changes that you want or at least explain what they are doing to market your property and why they are doing it in the way that they are (you may be surprised how many things they are doing to get your property the right exposure). If you aren't satisfied, you may want to have a more serious discussion re: whether you should continue to work together.