Your contract is legally binding, I suggest people including agents who commented read it. If a Brokerage is doing their job and spent time and funds on a listing, there's still a contract until it expires unless the Broker agrees to get go of the client. For me, I have spent hours staging and marketing, ordering custom riders and signs and if I have offers then the client decides to cancel, I will happily remove my sign (so they don't damage it) and place the MLS status as Temp off Market until it expires or my fee is paid. There's too many people who don't like an agent but use them for all their hard work and experience then listen to someone less experienced and think they are all of a sudden smarter than an attorney. Read your contracts and contact an attorney. Agents, do not give legal advice, that is illegal unless your licensed to do so.