Re: Have Deal…What to do with the Realtor?? - Posted by GL
Posted by GL on January 24, 2002 at 09:22:32:
If she signed a listing agreement and sells the house within the listing period she owes a commission, period.
Under the circumstances, if the agent has not spent money on advertising or put any time into the deal she may let the client off the hook, but that would be doing her a big favor and she doesn’t have to.
Failing that, she has to pay a commission even if you go buy the place and never talk to the realtor at all.
The agent already has a certain amount of time and money involved in driving to the house, taking measurements and writing down information, putting the information into a listing and possibly on the MLS system. She has every prospect of selling the place and earning a commission. It’s not fair to suddenly tell her you changed your mind because you found another buyer.