We signed with a REALTOR a few months ago but I just don't think he's doing his job. We've had no showings and no offers. The last time we heard from him was when we signed the papers. He doesn't return our phone calls or emails.
Can we fire him? Or we stuck with him until the listing expires?
Unfortunately you may be stuck with him, until the listing agreement expires. But here's a couple things you can try to do. First call the office. Ask to speak to the Broker or manager. Explain what is going on. Let them know you're not happy with they way that they've been servicing you and that you'd like an UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE from the contract. In most cases the manager will grant you the release. Then you can hire a REALTOR(R) that will respond to your needs.
If you're still not satisfied you should contact the Local Board of REALTORS and file a complaint. You could even report it to your State Board of REALTORS.
The bottom line is that you hire a company to act in your best interests and if they're not holding up their end of the bargain, you should be free to go somewhere else.
While we believe it is very important to have at least a 6 month listing agreement, ask the agent if you can get out of the contract if you don't like how things are going.
We offer all of our clients a "No-Risk Listing Agreement" that states if they're not happy with the job we're doing to put it in writing and we will happily grant them an unconditional release them from the listing agreement.
This is why it's so important to ask questions up front before signing the contract.
Best of luck to you.
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