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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Who wants a client who is not happy working with us?

Nov 02, 2015 02:24 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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John - Absolutely, I would have no problem letting them go. If they do not want to work with me, then why should I force them to. I can't see any benefit in doing so.

Nov 02, 2015 10:06 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I would never hold anyone who doesn't want to work with me hostage. I would also never sign anyone up for a 12 month period.

Nov 02, 2015 07:48 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Of course!  I include language in my agreements that allow either of us to terminate the agreement. 

Nov 02, 2015 12:25 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If someone does not want to work with you, I would release them.    Forcing them to work with you would make both of you uncomfortable.

Nov 02, 2015 10:14 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Yup, I would.  -In this day and age of social media...I don't want to give them a reason to write a bad review. 

Nov 02, 2015 07:45 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Yes.  Buying a house is stressful enough, if client and agent do not get along, nearly impossible.  This is the reason why I do not ask clients to sign a buyer broker until they are ready to write an offer.  The buyer broker ties me to them as much as they are tied to me.  I would never enforce it, so why get it signed? It turns off many potential clients when the agent demands they sign with them, when they have not even worked together. 

Nov 02, 2015 06:52 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Vaya con Dios my darlin!

Nov 02, 2015 06:44 AM
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KAREN SANCHEZ
Hamilton Landon Real Estate - Apple Valley, CA
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I would let them go.  NEXT!  Make room for the people in your life that are supposed to be there.

Nov 02, 2015 06:39 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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I would want to let that person go.  there is no way I'd want to work w/ someone who doesn't want to work w/ me.  There are too many other great clients out there.

And, I'd be glad they told me at 2 month mark and not at 10 months.

Nov 02, 2015 06:37 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Of course.  What would it prove to make someone miserable for 10 months just because either one of you can not work with the other?

Nov 03, 2015 06:59 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Yes I do not want to keep someone who no longer wants to work with me.

Nov 03, 2015 06:43 AM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Sure. If the situation is bad enough for my buyer to want out its probably that bad for me too.

Nov 03, 2015 05:23 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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John Center With broker approval, I would let them out of the agreement.

Nov 02, 2015 09:37 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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You have no choice except your broker would have to sue them, and no broker is going to do that.

Nov 02, 2015 09:22 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What do you think your options are that will allow you to sleep at night?

With the little information provided of coure you provide a release with the exception of those owners and agents previously contacted not exempted for 90 days, then a complete unconditional release.

Nov 02, 2015 06:03 AM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
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Yes I would. 

Nov 02, 2015 06:03 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Great question and answers.

Nov 02, 2019 03:43 PM
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John Center
Albany, NY

The specific situation is this: I am a real estate appraiser who wants to purchase a home. I signed a buyers contract for 12 months under pressure so that I could place a quick offer on a Fannie Mae property with a bid deadline for homeowners.  I realized 1.5 months into our search we could not work with this realtor and asked for a release with a clause that if we purchased any properties he showed us he would receive the 3% commission.  The realtor said no. I offerred to pay $1000. for his time.  He said no.  It has been 15 days since I have heard from him and I cannot see or purchase a home now for 10 months and my current home is listed for sale by owner.  

Nov 02, 2015 09:33 PM