Can You Fire Your Realtor?
At the end of the day, whether buying or selling, you’re signing a legally binding contract. One that binds you to fulfill certain obligations as well as the Brokerage representing you. Getting out of a contract is not as easy as you may think. If both parties do not see eye-to-eye, you will find yourself in a frustrating predicament!
In our opinion, it very seldom makes sense for a Brokerage to hold an unhappy client to a contract. The result not only sours the relationship further, but it also ensures that the client is completely unhappy and that they will talk shit about the Realtor and/or Brokerage until the end of time. In most cases it makes sense to suck up your pride, sign a mutual release and move on. There are exceptions, however. If a realtor has invested heavily, financially and/or time, and a client makes unreasonable requests or false claims it may make sense for a Realtor to hold them to the contract.
When buying real estate or selling real estate, make sure you do your due diligence in finding suitable representation. Somebody that will not only properly represent you, but somebody that you jive with. As with all relationships, synergy and communication are key.
If you really feel that the relationship is not going to work and you’ve had a good conversation with the Realtor, contact their Brokerage Manager and have the same conversation with them. At the end of the day, you are signed with the Brokerage, not the individual Realtor.