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When you sign a listing agreement
and agree to work with a real estate agent, you are committing to a professional
relationship. Like any relationship, you can’t know in advance how things will
turn out long term, so it’s important to have a backup plan and know what your
options are should things turn sour. Because both you and the agent are
individuals, you will be prone to differences of opinion from time to time but
it’s important to recognize when it’s time to take action and make a change.
It’s also possible for a real estate agent to be unhappy with their client. In
this situation, the best option is to suggest that the client work with a
different real estate agent within the agency who may be better equipped to help
them achieve their goals. The agent could refer the client to someone else and
potentially gain a small referral fee in the process. It’s important to remember
that there are options available if you feel that you are in a bad professional
relationship, but the first step is always simply to communicate with the other
party and see if you can reach an agreement.
It’s much easier to change
agents as a buyer than as a seller. Some agents do ask buyers to sign
contracts, but all sellers have to sign a listing agreement. The length of
such contracts varies, from three months to a year. While some agents may be
willing to let you out of the agreement, others may not. From the seller’s
perspective, a shorter contract is better because you can easily extend it
if the home hasn’t sold and you’re happy with the agent’s work.
All you need to do is contact our
office so we can have a confidential, obligation free discussion about your requirements.