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Jck0786,  in Chicago, IL

I signed an agreement to list my house for sale with the realtor However I changed my mind. Am I legally bound by it?

Asked by Jck0786, Chicago, IL Sat Apr 6, 2013

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If it is a legal contract, than yes, you can ask to be released in writing, most agents will release you with a contingincy you do not re-list with anyone until the listing time is up.
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Yes, but typically if you just pay the commissions, you can get out of it.
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It seems now that you just simply do not want to sell your home anymore, or do you just not want to work with this Realtor or any Realtor. You as the home owner can always decide not to sell your home anymore, but like in all cases when there is a contract that was signed whether between a real estate brokerage and you the seller, or between you the seller and a buyer, you have a signed legal document with terms for all kinds of situations, so read them and see what your particular situation falls intoand what is required from you, a written notice, or or or
If in doubt contact a real estate attorney...

If you just want to get out of the listing agreement because you do not want to sell your house anymore then discuss with your Realtor, and or with the managing broker of that real estate office to find a solution based on the terms of the agreement, or a mutually agreed to arrangement after the facts, based on your needs. We here still just understand that YOU changed your mind, is it not to sell your home anymore or just not to work with that particular Realtor?
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The answers below are partially true. While you are bound by the terms of the contract you signed if you for any reason decide not to sell your home you do not have too. You are even able to reject a full price or over full price offer if you choose to do so. So yes, you can withdraw your listing at anytime should you choose not to sell.

If you do want to sell using a different agent that is a slightly more complicated situation.

Hope this helps.

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It is a signed document which means you need to live with the conditions or face a consequence if you don't. the question is what is the consequence you will face.
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