Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system... more
Read your broker agreement. Is there a clause that states your broker is entitled to a commission for X number of months after the agreement expires? If you found the buyer, that's fine, BUT don't sell or close the sale until after the broker agreement expires (after X number of months stated in the agreement.). Every real estate sale gets recorded in the county records and any agent can check the county records to get the names of the seller and buyer + the date the home was sold. If your agent finds out you sold your home before the broker agreement ended, yes you will owe the full commission.... more
I agree with my colleagues that your contract contains your answer.
I want to make a suggestion however. If you are getting interest as a result of that agents efforts, it may be a good idea to get them, or at least some agent involved to assist and manage the process from here for your benefit.
Getting an offer is only part of our job. Managing all the issues through the escrow period, inspections, appraisal etc are valuable services we provide beyond the marketing. Where you are off the market and if the buyer has no agent, you may be able to work out an arrangement that benefits everyone, especially you.... more