The things that effect home sales are Location,Size,amenities...and of course..price! This market appeals to first time homebuyers and investors.
You must wait until your contract expires to relist with another agent. Just a note, the best times to sell the spring and summer seasons.
Canceled means that the LISTING CONTRACT has been canceled and you are free to list with whomever you choose. I would ask for that in writing with the brokers signature as well.
At Expiration you are free to do what you will.
Long Beach Realtor
If your original listing agreement has expired, you can hire anyone you wish.
However, do note the CAR listing agreement has paragraph 4A-item #3 that states: " Seller agrees to pay Broker as compensation for services irrespective of agency relationship(s), either x percent of the listings price (or purchase price) or x compensation, and blank as follows: (3) if, without Broker's prior written consent, the property is withdrawn from sale, conveyed, leased, rented, or otherwise transferred, or made unmarketable by a voluntary act of Seller during the Listing Period, or any extension."
Make sure you look at your listing agreement to see if this paragraph exist. I know some areas do not use CAR forms and your agreement may not have this item.
If it does, plan to meet with your agent to discuss your dissatisfaction with the service. If they do not release the agreement in writing, call his/her broker and set up a time to discuss the cancellation. Worse case scenario you decide to complete the listing period and then move on. Most broker's will release an unhappy client if the situation can not be rectified to the client''s satisfaction within the agency.
Not if you get an UNconditional cancellation. You need to be upfront w/your agen, saying that you are not happy with the service etc.... and you want to cancel the listing UNconditionally.
You have received some excellent responses to your question. Once the listing has expired you can list with any agent you choose to list with. Your current listing agent does have the right for "x" number of days to bring a buyer that he or she has already shown the house to.
All my best,
The Chance Team
Keller Williams Realty Studio City
818 339 7712
You can request the agent to remove the listing from the market. Withdraw it. This is a modification of terms form you can request from your agent. Your agent does have the listing until December. Your agent will still have any rights to commission through December so if you list it with another agent in the meantime you would still have to pay a commission to the agent that it is under contract with. Now another step you can take is to take a look at the marketing plan and make notes of what was and was not performed as promised. If you think your agent did a very poor job you might be able to take it up with the office manager and maybe an attorney. If your agent did such a poor job you might be able to state that you were hurt (if you were) but the agents performance. Further, you might be able to prove (if this is true) that waiting until December could hurt you if the market softens. If you need a referral to an attorney or would like me to review your case for advice, I'd be happy to.
If you truly want out of your contract an attorney might be your best answer to review your case but it's worth a shot just asking for a cancellation of the listing as opposed to having it withdrawn but under contract through December.
The Reavis Group
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