curb appeal, upgrades, necessary staging etc.
Read Jeanne's answer carefully I think she is letting you know what you can do at this point, before if you decide to sit down with the broker and Agent, read your listing agreement carefully.
Good luck and I hope you can resolve it in a friendly manner and after marketing you will be one of the lucky sellers actually selling your home... In this current markets patience is required, we are in most parts of the country if not in all in Buyers markets, more homes on the market, more competing homes and much less ready and willing and approved buyers, and those who are buying, can Cherry Pick the best of the best at the very best price....
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1. Unconditional release from your listing arrangement - in writing. If you are successful with this, then you are free and clear to list with another firm/agent.
2. If they will not release you, then I would insist that they continue to market your home - ie, sign goes back up, listing on the MLS, efforts to market carry on.
Pricing is so central to success - so whether with this broker/agent or another, if your home is overpriced, it is unlikely to sell.
Good luck to you,
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@Dp2 - thanks for replying again, the broker did not provide me with any alternatives. They just repeated what my agent said, "we can de-list your home but we will NOT cancel the contract". I dont have a beef per say, I'm just trying to find out my options based on their actions, as previously mentioned, while trying to avoid going to a lawyer. I have not had a recent appraisal and i appreciate that suggestion.
It's disappointing to see another professional accuse other professionals of not being professional. It's clear from the exact wording of the original post that the OP contained several conflicting statements. However, some opted--instead of nitpicking over various details--to focus on the heart of the matter: 1) the de-listing, and 2) the contract cancellation. Some assumed that the OP would clarify things further (which in fact has happened), and then they'd be able to fine tune iteratively.
First time, if you didn't make your request in writing, then you should submit one to the broker in writing. Additionally, just because you don't want to work with that agent, that doesn't mean you couldn't work with another agent who works for that broker. Did your broker present you other alternatives?
Additionally, is your main beef with your initial agent that s/he didn't present any other alternatives to lowering your sales price? If so, then did you walk your comps? Have you had a recent (within the past 30-60 days) inspection/appraisal? If so, did the resulting value support his/her or your valuation of the property? Is it possible that you're shooting the messenger in this case?
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I don't see any issue with the way they handled the situation?
What is your beef? Why do you feel it is unprofessional?
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It seems to me that the listing brokerage has done what you wanted and you are going higher up the chain and demanding from people that they do what has already been done.
I am very sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, I hear about my fellow Realtors acting in an extremely unprofessional manner far to often lately. It is absolutely wrong for this real estate salesperson to take your home out of the MLS without formally canceling your listing agreement and providing you with written proof. I am sure that when their Broker hears about this, you will be getting a very big apology followed by begging you not to cancel the listing and providing you with additional options to better market your home without such a large price drop. I wonder why your agent suggested a large price drop anyways? The market has not changed that much in 90 days! Did they provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis suggesting the current market price to begin with? I hope everything works out for you. Take care.