Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo (Summit Real Estate Group)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think it makes sense. Who wants to work with someone who doesn't want to continue to work with you?

Mar 09, 2016 04:13 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Easy out can also be in the agents best interest. I had some sellers a couple years back that turned out to be the most annoying sellers ever. I just had to tell them to get another agent lined up, because I no longer wanted their listing. The list price was over $700,000.00. I will let any seller cancel a listing agreement.

Mar 09, 2016 04:03 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

i don't want a client who does not want to work with me. Next!

Mar 09, 2016 04:02 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If someone, which I cannot imagine doing, comes to me after listing and wants out, I wish them well and let them go minus expenses if any. I don't do forced business. This is a life changing event. I only do positive ones

Mar 09, 2016 09:24 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I use them all of the time.  I want the seller to want to work with me but if it isn't a match made in heaven I dont hold their feet to the fire.  I've never had an issue.


Mar 09, 2016 04:37 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have them in every listing. I have been known to exercise them on occasion. This is a team project and everybody is expected to do their part.

Mar 09, 2016 04:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good idea.

Mar 10, 2016 08:46 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If a client is not happy with us then I am happy to let them go.

Mar 09, 2016 09:21 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do not imprison our clients. If they feel that we are not doing an addequate job, they can cancel without penalty.

Mar 09, 2016 08:32 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I put iy everywhere...if they don't want you, let them go. I learned that years ago.

Mar 09, 2016 05:50 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I think it's a good idea.

Mar 09, 2016 05:24 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I think it is a good provision both for me and for my clients. 

Mar 09, 2016 04:52 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I write one in.  Once I wanted out and the seller did not.  After that, I've always included one.

Mar 09, 2016 02:48 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm for it.  Don't want to work with people that can't be reasonable.

Mar 09, 2016 01:10 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony Lewis people are afraid of this clause being mis-used! I feel other way round - this shows your confidence that you will do everything possible to make sure the home sells.

And that confidence may win you a listing!

Mar 09, 2016 12:53 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not see anything wrong with such request, if they want out, they will get out, how you are going to force them to stay?

Mar 09, 2016 12:37 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Absolutely.  If they want to go, I let them. 

     However, I take up an upfront fee to cover my basic costs.  And of course, I have a one-year protection clause if they sell to any Buyer who previewed during the time I had it Listed.

Mar 09, 2016 10:53 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

My fear has always been a seller having a deal in place and not wanting to pay a commission or being snaked by another agent.

Mar 09, 2016 09:25 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I will not entertain discussing termination of a relationship before it begins when the seller expects $ invested in advertising and marketing to sell there home.

Mar 09, 2016 08:43 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No one wants to risk getting trapped.

Many fear there is something hidden in the shadows that will hurt them.

Many may feel they were manipulated into making a decision.

The easy out is their insurance policy.

But you should read what some of those 'easy out' clauses say. It is these ivory tower brokerages that lurk in the shadows for with these skeptical sellers are on guard. But they still sneak in. 

Mar 09, 2016 07:05 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I use an easy out for me and the seller.

Mar 09, 2016 05:57 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

We have it in all of our contracts here.

Mar 09, 2016 05:48 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony Lewis I have two easy outs. 1) We mutually agree to part ways and 2) The seller can break the contract after a minimum period of time on the market. I will ask them to pay the expenses, if they opt out early.

Mar 09, 2016 05:34 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I agree with Jeff. I want to work with seller who want to work with me. If they don't trust me then I would be glad to give them and myself for that matter a way out of the relationship. Why put you through all that pain an suffering.

Mar 09, 2016 05:14 AM