I don't think that I would be quite so harsh in my response to your questions. I do not believe that seeking feedback is ever a bad thing, we all do it under many circumstances. I do not presume to know how your listing agreement is written nor how the laws in TX would be applied. The suggestion would be to have the first real estate company provide you with a written cancelation form releasing you from the listing agreement you had with the company. Keep in mind that while you may work with the individual agent, the listing does in fact belong to the office, your agreement is with the real estate office the realtor works with. You may wish to contact the office broker and explain the situation, possibly minus the unethical comments, just merely keep it simple as to your unhappiness with the service that has been provided.
Should you not get things resolved with the broker of the first company, you would then of course be best suited to contact a real estate attorney for guidance on how you should proceed. This will cost you a small amount of money but will be well worth it just so that you are properly protected.
Good luck with the sale of your home, and by all means always feel free to post a question for feedback as this is exactly what this forum is meant to do. When it comes to truly legal questions, we as realtors can not provide legal advise, but we can and do provide feedback based on our experience and offer that advise to assist buyers and sellers.
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In the listing agreement you signed there is a section titled. 'Cancellation."
What does that section state?
Were any admendments made?
So, you want to beleive the broker is unethical because you did not read the contract you signed?
The second agent, you know the one I'm referring to, the one who provided you the 'Listing Cancellation" form is the one whom you should be directing your question. After all, she has access to and DID read your exsiting contract....RIGHT? This agent and/or the broker will know EXACTLY what you can do. One of the things they will tell you is NO benefit can be derived by soliciating the opinions of strangers from the internet. But, here you are, already second guessing those you selected to represent you. But to sling about accusations of 'unethical' is SILLY!
If the broker will not help I would contact the local REALTOR association to file complaints, FREC & retain an attorney.
Best of luck.
I would speak to them again and if they insist then tell them you want to raise the list price to $1,000,000 and they will have to comply. They won't sell it for sure then and maybe they will release it. Maybe it's lawyer time for you. It would be a shame to link your listing here so people could see what company takes a 1 year listing.