You have signed a legally binding contract. There is no three day right of rescission for Massachusetts real estate contracts like there would if you were buying a car etc. Unfortunately, if the contract was executed fully and properly and the broker does not want to release you, there isn't much you can do about it.
I would recommend taking the friendly approach and telling the agent that you made a mistake and would like to cancel the agreement. He will need to get permission from his owner/manager because your contract is actually with the owner/manager, not the agent. If the 'boss' doesn't agree, then you have a problem and you may want to consult an attorney. It also wouldn't hurt to call the 'boss' directly.
From the agent's point of view, he has put in time and effort to meet with you, price the property and sign the contract, and you obviously felt comfortable enough to want to do business with him initially. It may be good to give him the benefit of the doubt, unless you feel his email is simply too off-putting. I have found that emails can often be misunderstood or misinterpreted, especially those sent from mobile devices where the sender often is in a hurry, or is distracted. This may not be the case here, of course, so you must act accordingly.
Good luck, I hope you sell the property.
seems as though you have some good feed back here already about your question. I can tell you that each office is different and has different policies but most, if not all, will be willing to listen and discuss this with you. What type of listing agreement did you sign?. As mentioned here the listing is part of the office but the agent is the one that you will be working and communicating with so I would try to speak to that agent about that email. Sometimes "tones" are found in emails solely in the interpretation of the recipient and with no bad intention from the sender. So, speak to that agent and If you do not get a satisfactory resolution you could go to the broker-owner. Good luck
While you are in a legally binding contract, most agents will not want to stay in a listing contract with a seller who doesn't want to be in the contract. Have a face to face conversation with your agent to let them know your reasons for cancelling and if the agent won't release you from the contract, go to the broker of the office you are listed with. Hopefully everyone will make a good professional choice.
Hope that helps,
Set up ground rules - how often you want to be contacted, what you want to know from your agent,
what your expectations are. Send it to your agent in writing to discuss and agree upon.
This way, you know what to expect from the process.
You also know what the time frame is for each part of the process.
You may not know, but the agent could have emailed your listing info to his/her database of agents
or buyers already, or put it on different internet real estate sites...
Main thing: make sure that your house is in great condition, decluttered and staged - ready to be shown.
Also - that your marketing program shows your house on as many real estate sites as possible,
with lots of visual presentation (the max amount of pictures allowed in your local MLS) and virtual tour.
Best of luck!
Hope this helps,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
I have a booklet of information that I compiled over the years and I give it to my customer at our first meeting. Several of the pages outlines what I'm doing step by step behind the scenes to prepare the listing. Pictures take most of my time. It generally takes me 4-6 hours to load, crop and load into the websites and write the verbiage. That is just one aspect of entering the listing.
I'm hoping that your agent has taken the time to explain to you the process and when to expect to see your listing live.
Another thing that comes to mind is I'm wondering if you were in a hurry to get her there. Sometimes I've had customers that insist I come the day they call and when I explain that I am quite booked for the week, they do not hear that. Is it possible that she squeezed you in to get the paperwork done and is still working around other previously set appointments?
I would let you agent know that you are confused as to why nothing has happened and ask her if she has a timeline as to when you can expect some results. You might find that she has a perfectly logical explanation and that going forward would not be so bad.
If it is negligence on the part of the agent, you have the option to go to her broker and discuss the issue.
Maybe the Broker's Father-in-law had an automobile accident and he has another priority right now.
What, exactly did you expect him to do in the first two days?
Create a Flyer?
Put the house on MLS?
Set up an Open House for this weekend?
Sell the house within 48 hours?
Possibly that Broker will be happy to lose this listing.