Posted by River City on October 27, 2003 at 08:26:15:
It seems like that statement should have been in the contract you signed with the realtor when you first listed the property. I thought it was standard in all listing contracts.
If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t think that you are bound to sign the release. The realtor goofed by not having you sign it in the beginning.
You have to decide what is right for you. If you haven’t signed the statement as of yet, you have a chance to negotiate fees, etc. Sounds kind of like you are in the driver’s seat.