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Amybeth, Home Buyer in Lincoln, NE

We are unsatisfied with our Realtor. What are the ways to get out of a contract with a Realtor?

Asked by Amybeth, Lincoln, NE Thu Feb 19, 2009

If he broker decides we can't void our contract and makes us stay with the realty company, rather than just releasing us and letting us go elsewhere, are there legal implications we can fall back on to help us get out of the contract? Such as that our Realtor has done a few things that are unprofessional/unethical. We don't want to get anyone in trouble, we just want to be let out of the contract quietly, but if they are not willing to let us go what can we do? Are we stuck? Can we still look at houses with another Realtor/company or is that illegal? Are there any "hidden" ways we can get out of it?

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A Buyer Agency Agreement is a legal contract. It cannot be terminated without the consent of both parties. A real estate firm generally does not want “unhappy” clients, so the way to move forward is to be very specific with the head of the agency about your concerns and expectations. Tell the company that you will give it a reasonable time in which to solve the problem(s).

If it cannot meet your needs after being giving an opportunity to correct the situation, the company should be willing to release you from the contract.

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I would speak with the Broker, express your displeasure, and request in writing (give your reasons) that you will be released from the Buyer Agency Contract. The Broker may assign another agent to better fit your needs. As far as the unethical part of this, speak with the local board.
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