The best Realtors in your area will only list a home if the seller is serious about selling. To you putting your home on the market might be an experiment or a test to see what price you can get.
For Realtors selling homes is how we earn a living. I only will take a listing I know will sell.
That being said, I am certain you can find a Realtor that would be willing to put your home on the market to see if you can get your price.
Why would they do that?
I don't know, maybe they hope they can find buyers to work with to buy another home?
Look at the statistics page link below. Your market is declining at 11% per year. The only way I would list your home is if you have to sell. If you don't have to sell stay put, just know it looks as though this may be a long time (3-5 years minimum).
Didn't want to go in-depth on the answer as everyone that did answer you, pretty much said word for word
the same thing, which I as a full time agent agree with.
I only wanted to add, that when interviewing agents, have a list of questions, take notes and always feel free
to ask/tell what your goals are. That way everyone is on the same page and the task at hand has realistic
time frames, guidlelines and price structure.
Best of luck.
Yes you can list for three month's with your Realtor,however, you would do better to list for a longer period. As far as month-to-month is concerned, I doubt you will find a professional Realtor willing to work on that basis. It simply takes too much time and expense to list a property for a monthly agreement to be worthwhile.
If you are selling as a short sales six months might be too little of a listing arrangement three months is definitely too short. If you are selling it at a reasonable price with know encumbrances then 3 months might be just right.
You have to remember Realtors work for free until we sell the home and for an agent to take a short listing time and incur expenses advertising your property is just not fair to the agent.
Remax Midway Realty
Mariah is correct; the term for listing agreements is negotiable. If you were to approach me with your request, I would ask about your reasoning and motivation. As a listing agent, there are a lot of front loaded costs we incur when putting a home on the market, so naturally we want to ensure we have a reasonable timeframe to work with.
If you are realistic about price, the home is market ready and you intend to cooperate readily with showings, a good agent may consider what you request. If you are overpriced, in rough condition and/or you don't intend to make it available for showings with 1 hour notice, the agents you'll attract collect listings but don't sell them.
Selling is a cooperative process, you and your agent need to be on the same page if you want the best outcome for the most money in the least amount of time. Best wishes for a quick sale.