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Home Selling in Wellesley : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Nckgb answered:
Thu Aug 4, 2016
Nckgb answered:
yes you are does not matter in this case the agent is due
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Adam Pandori answered:
If the broker is a member of an MLS most MLS services have an allowable amount of time (2 or 3 business days for example.) before a home must appear on the Multiple List Service. I would review your listing documents and contact the MLS service he uses and tell them about it. That will definitely spark action on his part. ... more
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Martin Kalisker answered:
Hi Joe -

I am not a lawyer, but I do serve as the Chairman of the Grievance Committee for the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®. The short and simple answer to your question is that clause 3c) cannot be enforced (see Tristam’s Landing, Inc. v. Wait, in which the MA State Supreme Judicial Court adopted the following rule. When a broker is engaged by an owner to find a purchaser, the broker earns a commission when: (1) he produces a purchaser ready, willing and able to buy on the terms provided by the owner; (2) the purchaser enters into a binding contract with the owner to do so; and (3) the purchaser completes the transaction by closing title in accordance with the provisions of the contract.)

Your listing agreement may have allowed the agent to "carve out" a period of time for someone who was shown the property during the original listing period to enter into a contract with you. Your new listing agent would need to receive a list of any such names in order for the first broker to establish a fact pattern of procuring cause during the listing period. Other than this, you typically have no other duties or owe anything to the first listing brokerage once the listing period has expired, and would be free to enter into a new listing agreement with another brokerage.

I see that your link has Brookline in the url. Our office is in the heart of Coolidge Corner, and we had an office in Wellesley Hills for over 5 years. I'd be happy to assist if you have any further questions.

Martin Kalisker
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Kim Foemmel answered:
I'm happy to help. Lets chat!

Kim Foemmel, Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty,, 508.808.1149
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Tue Aug 26, 2008
Irena answered:
I have to ask if you are willing to pay so much anyways than, why is 20% so important? If you are buying in Wellesley the odds are the house is priced right, since that is a very desirable area.
And further if you do insist that the house should be valued at 20% less than you should back it up with some good reasons and data.
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Mon Mar 24, 2008
Howard Koor answered:
The list agent was Sally Harper.
The selling agent was Sandra N Avellone
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