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Old 07-09-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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sorry gbone...I guess I should clarify that. It would be if we found someone that did not have an agent. I had one person a couple of weeks ago that I showed it to. And I gave their name to my agent in case they come back, it was okay with that person.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Your obligated to pay the Realtor if you signed the agreement with them. Read the term "listng agent". All listing agents do is list your home for sale and then go out and find another client to list their house too. They do not do showings. That's not their job.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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Your contract defines obligations. You have probably violated the contract by advertising your own home w/o permission and could be setting yourself up for legal troubles. Protecting your legal interests is also part of the Realtor's job and you may unintentionally set your self up for a lawsuit depending on how you worded your add.

Now I don't know if your Realtor has done a good job or not so I'm just going by the book on my response.

I agree.

I'm fed up with people signing contrats, leases, and mortgages w/o having a clue what they're signing and thinking they can escape the terms !

Some people should not be allowed to use a pen.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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I am listing with a Broker and I plan to market my home as much as possible to help in the effort to get it sold. Though the statistics are that my efforts won't bring in a buyer, I would like the opportunity to try. Is it ethical to ask my Broker to take less than 6% (if there's no buyers agent) should I find a buyer buy some remote chance (no using her flyer etc.). Thank you, Karen
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I am listing with a Broker and I plan to market my home as much as possible to help in the effort to get it sold. Though the statistics are that my efforts won't bring in a buyer, I would like the opportunity to try. Is it ethical to ask my Broker to take less than 6% (if there's no buyers agent) should I find a buyer buy some remote chance (no using her flyer etc.). Thank you, Karen
How would you prove the buyer found out about your house through your efforts and not your realtor's efforts?
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I am listing with a Broker and I plan to market my home as much as possible to help in the effort to get it sold. Though the statistics are that my efforts won't bring in a buyer, I would like the opportunity to try. Is it ethical to ask my Broker to take less than 6% (if there's no buyers agent) should I find a buyer buy some remote chance (no using her flyer etc.). Thank you, Karen
I prefer not to be a dual agent, however, should I agree to it, after explaining exactly what that means to both parties and everyone is pleased I will take a reduced commission. I will also reduce my commission if my owners are using me as their buyers agent on their next home purchase and I pay a higher commission to the buyers agent to encourage a quicker sale.

The OP should call their agents manager or ask their agent to give them a weekly update on what they are doing. Your agent should be keeping a log of what they are doing for you and be able to show you that. They also should have made certain you read your contract and didn't have any questions about it.

Good luck to both of you. I hope everything works out!
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Some states have "transaction agents". They don't represent anybody. They just fill in the blanks on the forms. In the business they are referred to as "a monkey with a pencil".

In Maine there is something called "exclusive agency". Your brokerage is the only agency representing the seller, but the seller is free to sell the property on his own. Sellers like this since they can use Zillow, or Craig's list to their heart's content. The seller will deal with all the people who want to rent to own, simply rent or submit strange financing plans. If the seller unloads his property this way he owes the listing agency nothing.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Hi,
I signed with a realtor (who supposedly had a good reputation) to sell my home which has unfortunately sat on the market for a while. The realtor has not personally shown my home, nor has she initiated any contact with regards to marketing adjustments (such as lowering the price) to help sell our home. Frustrated by her lack of involvement, we listed our home on a "sell your own home website". We now have interest in our home via that website, and I was wondering what obligations I have to this realtor who seems to be working very little for us. It seems unfair to us that we are doing her job and she could potentially walk away with a commission even if I terminate the contract now.


Yup you're right. She will demand the commission. Your best bet is to get her to dissolve the contract and give a statement she will not cesium any commission from the sale of your house.
Otherwise you can FISBO and she can demand payment if you're under contract
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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we listed our home on a "sell your own home website". We now have interest in our home via that website,
I wouldn't start packing just yet. There's a huge difference in "interest via that website" and a contract. By the way, did you list it for the same price as your MLS listing?
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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You guys realize this thread is from 2010, right?
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