Posted by Ed Copp on July 25, 2003 at 16:19:29:
are written in such a way that a commission is due to the brokerage when a buyer comes from any source. There is also a time period after the listing expires, that the seller is obligated for a commission for buyers produced by the agent originally.
There can be all sort of variations written into the contract. Be aware that you are not entitled to see this listing contract. The seller can show it to you if he desires, but he does not have to do so. Also consider that unless you are a lawyer, you are not well equipped to comment on the listing contract. In other words any advice that you offer would look like the practice of law.
Generally speaking, if the house is listed then the commission needs to pe looked at as part of the transaction.