Re: Broker Woes! - Posted by dewCO
Posted by dewCO on October 29, 2000 at 20:30:10:
I don’t think you were remiss at all. The agent should have been explicit about what work they wre going to do. You shouldn’t have to guess, no matter what the fee. Some agents will list for all different commissions, it depends on who you are and what value you are to them.
Depends on repeat business the dollar amount of the transaction, etc. Mike got going a little bit in his answer, and he could be right. But he also could be wrong. You don’t know what the agents agreement is with his company, and neither does Mike. Usually the listing belongs to the company, not the company. If that is the case here, and it likely is since you haven’t heard anything further, then you have to cancel with the broker manager. If your agent has left and no one else has contacted you to let you know who is handling the listing now, then you would grounds to get of your contract, I believe. But agents almost NEVER believe that they have done or not done anything to cause a seller to be allowed out of their contract.
NEVER sign for 6 months EVER. The company can fight you every step of the way to keep the listing contract if they want and some will try to intimidate you. NEVER have a verbal agreement about what is supposed to happen. I don’t believe you have grounds to report anything about any body to any other entity. You need to hash this out with the company and that means the broker manager. Good luck