You want your home sold.
The answer to your question is , Yes!.............. not only would your agent legally be entitled to the commission (as mentioned below, read your listing agreement to verify that), but your agent will certainly have earned the commission, especially if this offer comes together within a few days or weeks of the listing expiring.
If by any chance the buyer's agent approaches you after the listing is up, and tries to cut out your listing agent - do not be a party to that. Not only would I be wary of doing business with someone who suggested that, but you (may) have a legal obligation to your listing agent (not to mention having an ethical one, too).
Good luck , and I hope they make an offer!
My name is Mike Gallagher and I am member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors Ethics Complaints Reveiw Commitee.
All answers to your question thus far are good ones. Please take their advice into consideration before continuing.
You do not want to get involved in something without fully exploring the consequences or looking at the unintended consequences which might follow.
Mike Gallagher, Broker in Charge, Abe Lee Realty
Ethics Complaints Review Commitee Member, Honolulu Board of Realtors
Aloha , Robert Huber RA SFR
Your Realtor, in order to preserve their protected status, is required to provide you with a copy of this list ("read your paperwork") within a certain time period.
You should also know that it is not uncommon for buyers to think that they can wait until after the listing expires, then approach the seller directly to "save the cost of commission". However, the truth is that this is illegal and unethical.
Good luck. I would focus more on seeing if your Realtor can help the buyers write an offer.
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