What to do if I signed an exclusive buyer agreement and am not happy with the agent's services?
Question Details: We cannot come to a mutual agreement to dismiss the contract. A family friend is looking to sell their house and does not want to use agents to save money. This agent does not know about the hosue and will not be showing me the house. If I purchase the house, am I going against our contract?
While for a definitive answer about your situation you need to review what this contract says, since every contract is enforcedc according to its own terms, as a general matter, yes--you could be violating the contract. The typical exclusive agent agreement requires payment of a commission to the agent for all house sales, regardless of how the seller and buyer became aware of each other (i.e. whether or not the agent brought them together).
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