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My recommendation would be to speak with your listing agent or their manager.
If all else fails, and you just don't want to sell, simply raise your price by 50k or so and require 72 hours advance notice for a showing, and say "hasta la vista baby" to any potential buyers..
There are two ways within which you can "cancel" the listing of your house . . .. a conditional and an unconditional withdrawal (at least these are the options here in Monmouth/Ocean County).
The conditional withdrawal is designed to protect the real estate company from sellers who may be negotiating direct with a buyer and wishing to avoid the commissions despite the marketing efforts (and monies spent) of the listing company that may have produced the buyers. Most often the original listing contract will hold a seller liable for 30 days to 6 months after the original listing date for commissions due (the depends on the specifics of the contract) should the property be shown to the buyer by either the listing agent or a buyers agent while active. Again, in place to protect those of us who invest oodles of time and energy in procuring a sale.
An unconditional withdrawal with most agencies is more difficult to acquire as this releases the realtors from future commission liability.
Love and Peace,
Francesca, Realtor, ePro
If you have extenuating circumstances that put you in the position to nees to withdraw the listing, present them to the agent. They might allow you special consideration.
The Eckler Team
Kenneth "Ken" Verbeyst CRS GRI ABR SRES GREEN
Prudential Fox&Roach Princeton
Fine home and relocation specialist
As stated below, there are many answers to the question depending upon more information.
If you just no longer want to sell your home, call you agent and tell him/her.
If you want to cancel for other reasons and change agents.. that is where all the details of your contract come into play.
Talk to your agent or the Broker / Manager.
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Orange Key Realty
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