Posted by Carmen_FL on October 27, 2000 at 08:30:59:
The listing contract will spell out what has been agreed to. The seller can cancel with the Realtor; you are allowed to “fire” your Realtor at any time - however, some Realtors charge a “transaction” fee, others do not. Some Realtors will let you out easy, no questions asked; others are decent and will move on if they see they cannot help you; others will fight tooth and nail for whatever they believe they are entitled to. If the Realtor has a buyer, or has shown the house to anyone who buys the house within a certain period of time, they may still be entitled to a commission. Again, the listing contract should spell most of this out.