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19 Jun

How do you break up with the real estate agent

Posted in agents, Real Estate on 19.06.12

top_rated-real-estate-companiesWhether you are buying or selling home, the process is quite long and tedious. Along this process, you might find out that your working relationship with the real estate agent is not doing you any good. Maybe the real estate agent does not listen to you or making moves that are not in line with your plans. Or maybe you are just not comfortable with each other. If you want to break up with the real estate agent, here are some tips:

Buyers

Agents will be making some commission if they are able to convince you to seal the deal for a certain property. Usually, as a buyer you are not obliged to go into a financial or contractual agreement with an agent. There will be agents though that may ask you to work with them exclusively.

If you are not ready to be tied down with exclusivity agreements, you will be better off not to handshake with such agents. You might be a year or a few months prior to to buying a home and you just want information and know the details but there will be agents who will be pressing you to buy a certain property. Do your homework and be firm with your gameplan. You just need to be honest with an agent if you do not like what they are doing and give them some feedback.

Sellers

As a seller, you are required to sign documents with the brokerage firm. Just like buyers, you need to do homework. You should review the contract well. Remember that you can say no to showings or open houses. You should also not be required to sign anything with any buyer. As the seller, you should be in power.

Any good agent will release you from any obligation if you are not happy with his or her services. There will also be times when an agent might ask to be from your agreement especially when you insist to keep the price of the property way too high. Remember that any contract can be terminated with mutual consent.

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