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Old 09-12-2015, 11:17 AM
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Hi real estate pros...Just a quick question. We signed an exclusive right of sale listing agreement for our condo on 4/21/15. Our condo has not sold as of yet and we are exploring other options. I was just looking at out listing contract and noticed that the realtor listed the start date as 4/24/15 and the termination date as 4/23/15. Obviously a simple mistake but could this error void our contract? I assume that the end date was supposed to be 4/23/16. There is nowhere else in the contract that lists the termination date. Thanks in advance for any input.
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"Presumably", a one day listing was not the intent of the parties, scrivenor error or in legal parlance, "brain fart".
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The above, especially as you allowed it to continue.

And people say the real estate agents are looking to screw people over....

Now there are ways you can legally terminate the contract, it has never happened to me, so I am not sure how, but I know it can be done.
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I've only seen 3-6 month listing agreements. IMO, I would never sign a year long listing agreement, because in my mind, if a realtor couldn't sell my condo in 6 months, I'd be looking for some else.
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Scriveners Error.....

You both have been living under the agreement..... Why not just ask them to terminate ..
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Thanks for the input. I really like our realtor and would like to to make the sale but it just isn't happening. I was surprised when I double checked the contract as well. We agreed upon a six month contract so maybe the error was meant to be 10/23/15 termination date. Either way I am going to contact him Tuesday. Thanks again.
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Unless your property is a real dog and/or your asking for the moon and/or you don't really care if it sells or not, I couldn't imagine listing for a year. I'd do 90 days and renew if I thought the guy was doing a good job (marketing, showings, suggestions to improve chances for a sale, etc). If he wasn't working for me, I'd find someone new.
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IMO I would not sign a year listing but that's up to you. When you sign an exclusive listing that eliminates other realtors wanting to show your condo since they would not receive any commission.
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Originally Posted by C Skip R View Post
IMO I would not sign a year listing but that's up to you. When you sign an exclusive listing that eliminates other realtors wanting to show your condo since they would not receive any commission.
Exclusive listing doesn't mean that broker won't cooperate on commissions with a buyers broker ...
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Originally Posted by C Skip R View Post
IMO I would not sign a year listing but that's up to you. When you sign an exclusive listing that eliminates other realtors wanting to show your condo since they would not receive any commission.
You could not be more mistaken. All I sign is Exclusive right of sales and almost all my listings sell through a cooperating broker.
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Just spoke with him and it is a 6 month listing. He has shown our condo a half dozen times to another broker and their client. He told me that he doesn't mind sharing. Really a good guy but more for houses than condos I believe.
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Exclusive listing doesn't mean that broker won't cooperate on commissions with a buyers broker ...
I stand corrected.
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I've only seen 3-6 month listing agreements. IMO, I would never sign a year long listing agreement, because in my mind, if a realtor couldn't sell my condo in 6 months, I'd be looking for some else.
- Especially on an "exclusive" basis! One YEAR? NOT!

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Originally Posted by on deck View Post
Just spoke with him and it is a 6 month listing. He has shown our condo a half dozen times to another broker and their client. He told me that he doesn't mind sharing. Really a good guy but more for houses than condos I believe.
If he has shown 6 times to one person and they haven't made an offer you are likely over priced or another issue. Or he is BS'ing you. That is nearly unheard of.

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- Especially on an "exclusive" basis! One YEAR? NOT!

Regards,.
Also, I am fairly certain many of the people posting on this don't understand what an exclusive listing means. It doesn't mean you are the only person allowed to show the property... You could have 100 agents go through there representing buyers. It only means you are the exclusive agent to represent the property owner.
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Is it listed in MLS? Has the realtor had "open house"? Was the condo staged and professionally photographed? If so and it hasn't sold in 6 months you are asking too much. Sorry, but pretty much everything is $$ related.
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I am quite surprised the agent did an exclusive listing. Why would you not go MLS as exclusive listings do not go on the mls system for other agents and buyers to see?
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I am quite surprised the agent did an exclusive listing. Why would you not go MLS as exclusive listings do not go on the mls system for other agents and buyers to see?
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People are (still) misunderstanding the Exclusive bit. An "exclusive right to sell" contract is normal for Florida, and just means is that the agent is protected in his half of the commission, no matter where a buyer comes from.

Condos can be tough to sell... don't know where you are, but down here the last 5 months have been about as good as any other time to sell in RE history. I'd look hard at your price and not your agent - if you like the guy, do him the favor of seriously re-evaluating your price now, not after the contract is up.
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Originally Posted by Dwain View Post
I am quite surprised the agent did an exclusive listing. Why would you not go MLS as exclusive listings do not go on the mls system for other agents and buyers to see?


Everyone knows everything about real estate. . What you are giving is the definition of a "pocket listing". An exclusive agency agreement without approval to put in MLS.

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People are (still) misunderstanding the Exclusive bit. An "exclusive right to sell" contract is normal for Florida, and just means is that the agent is protected in his half of the commission, no matter where a buyer comes from.

Condos can be tough to sell... don't know where you are, but down here the last 5 months have been about as good as any other time to sell in RE history. I'd look hard at your price and not your agent - if you like the guy, do him the favor of seriously re-evaluating your price now, not after the contract is up.
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
People are (still) misunderstanding the Exclusive bit. An "exclusive right to sell" contract is normal for Florida, and just means is that the agent is protected in his half of the commission, no matter where a buyer comes from.
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Quick boring story;

I had an exclusive listing on a commercial property for leasing and sale ...

The owner ( unbeknownst me) Sells the property to his cousins, uncles, father a week into the listing ....

I eventually find out - he refuses to pay - file suit and after a lengthy trial I made a good chunk of change for doing absolutley nothing ...

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