Good luck Julie!
if it is for every house then call her broker.......her boss that is the head of the company she sells for. and tell him the situation and asked to be let out of this.
if not report her to the realtor's board for sneaking that paper in a pile and not explaining it to you.
Very sorry that you have had a bad experience with this agent.
1.) Read the contract that you signed. If you do not have a copy of it, your Realtor needs to produce it. If she hesitates, she may not be telling you the truth about your obligation. If you do read it, the Buyers Agreements that I am familiar with, provide a Mutual Release clause. You may only need to provide her with written notice & a 24 hr. notice to release you.
2.) You may wish to speak to the manager of her office. Review the situation calmly, request to be released because you are not able to work with this agent any longer. You may also take the position that you will refuse to consider any homes that are listed by that brokerage.
3.) Buyer agency agreements create a very specific Legal & ethical relationship in Real estate as defined by the Agency definition. If she has not treated you honestly or failed to service your needs, assuming that your demands have been reasonable, you can advise her that you intend to register a complaint with the Ohio Dept. of Commerce, Division of Real Estate against her unless the situaution can be resolved.
The hassle & expense of fighting a complaint just isn't worth it to anyone. I would use this hammer as the last resort. If you need that website, e-mail me back & I can look it up for you.
I hope that you can get this resolved peacefully & quickly. This is such a fantastic time to be a buyer that it would be a shame to miss the buying opportunities that are out ther along with the great mortgage rates available. There are also some great programs out there for 1st time home buyers.
I use these agreements, but not for six month periods, and ONLY after a long explanation and consultation of what they are actually signing to I ask them to sign the agreement - it is similar to a listing agreement with a seller.
The agreement should spell out exactly what her responsibilities to you as her client are and if she is failing in that, then she is in breach - but you should consult an attorney to decide that for you.