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Real estate question.

We have our house listed for sale. Our real estate agent seems to be a complete deadbeat. Our contract is for 6 months. If the guy isn't doing his job is there any way to fire him with having to pay for terminating the contract early? Anyone know?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Nov. 28, 2010 in Home & Garden

Answers (6)
  • Discuss your concerns with him. If you feel you do not get any results go to his broker and the MLS.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 12:08 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Look very closely at the contract you have with him . What you can and can not do should all be there. I would be concerned how you ended up picking him. Ask him to do open houses at least once a month. I'm sorry you did a 6 month contract. We have never done one for more than 3. Keep in mind people will be house hunting more after the holidays.

    Answer by elizabr at 12:10 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • I picked him because a friend recommended him.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:19 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Check your contract if you have an Exclusive Right to Sell agreement, you may be liable for commissions or damages. If you only have an Agency listing you might be able to fire him with no commissions due.

    Answer by voni681 at 12:26 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Like everyone else has said - check the fine print of your contract. Does he work FOR a larger office?? If he does, complain to the head Realtor.....because the commission made by a Realtor in his office goes towards his pay also (a small percentage) then the head Realtor is as invested in your house selling as you are.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 12:51 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • We never sign on for more than 3 mos- GL

    Answer by Sisteract at 6:20 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

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