Joanne Keegan, Home Seller in Hazlet, NJ

90 day expiration ???

Asked by Joanne Keegan, Hazlet, NJ Fri Oct 10, 2008

When I signed up with my realtor he told me everything was the same as my last realtors listing except for the commission, so I signed. I am so disappointed with him no open house in the 3 months he had my listing, no more pictures since I took a lot out of my house upon his recommendation, and last but not least I see he has a 90 DAYS from the expiration of my listing. NO ONE ever had that ONLY a 30 DAY expiration is this legal????????

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Carol Cei, Agent, Maple Glen, PA
Fri Oct 10, 2008
Hi, Joanne,

It looks like there were lots of misunderstandings here. When you list a home it is always good to get an upfront marketing plan and a performance guarantee. Then you can fire the person if they do not do what they promise.

The 90 days probably refers to if you take the house off the market. It is my understanding that once your listing expires, you do not owe anything to that realtor and can move forward with someone else. Of course, this is a legal question which may depend on what type of listing contract was used.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Fri Oct 10, 2008
NO ONE ever had that ONLY a 30 DAY expiration is this legal????????
I dont understand this statement which I cut and pasted from your question.

Not all listing agents hold open houses, if you removed furniture adds space however may not make an impact off the pictures. Have you spoken with your listing agent determine how else is he going to market the property. Keep in mind not many buyers can NOW qaulify for a home purchase. Have you considered leasing your home.
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Jeremy S. Hi…, , Cherry Hill, NJ
Fri Oct 10, 2008
You need to specifiy what you mean by 90 days. In NJ the term of the listing agreement can be negoiated by the seller and the brokerage. A term can be for 2 days, 2 months, or whatever time period is agreed upon. Specify what you mean by 90 days from the expiration so myself or other pros my assist you.
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Jillian Mason, Agent, Monroe, NJ
Fri Oct 10, 2008
Hi Joanne. Are you talking about the clause that states that after so many days after your listing expires, if someone who saw the home during the time it was listed decides to buy the home, he is due a commission? Just an FYI, I usually put 6 months on that so that I am covered for a full six months and some agents put a year. If you list with another broker, this becomes null and void for him though so he will not get paid. If you need further explanation or still want to get your home sold, call me. I don't list homes, I sell them!

Jillian Mason
Orange Key Realty
Freehold, NJ 07728
Direct: 732-586-5488
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