Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I will tell sellers they can cancel at any time if they are not satisfied with my services. I also reserve the same right because if I am micro managed by my sellers then I want out too.

Mar 15, 2016 12:12 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Can you think of any professional that will start working for you under a contract that means nothing because you can cancel any time and waste the professionals time and money?? (That just does not happen, except in real estate).

 So seller can cancel when: 

  • Someone else will list it for less 
  • The cousin just got licensed
  • You are not bringing enough buyers to the house
  • You dare tell them to clean up the house
  • The offer was not high enough

Geez...the responses only tell me that agents will sell out their souls to get a listing. 



Mar 15, 2016 01:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Mixed message this language you mention. A listing is an agreement to sell. Canceling is another agreement...May the two never meet

Mar 15, 2016 12:03 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I don't write it in the listing contract but I do tell that to the sellers.  Never had one cancel a contract.  I'll have to think about Michael Setunsky 's language.

Mar 14, 2016 11:20 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Yes, 1) mutual agreement, if it just doesn't work out and 2) after 50% of the listing period is completed for any reason. Should the seller want out prior to listing expiration, I will ask them to pay for all marketing expenses.

Mar 14, 2016 11:04 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not unless specifically asked to.

Mar 14, 2016 10:30 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't include that language in writing.  

Mar 14, 2016 10:24 PM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I don't and the reason why is we commit to above and beyond marketing and advertising a seller wanting a prenup before we launch is a red flag to me that it's not a good fit.  

Mar 15, 2016 02:40 AM
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

The CO contracts have a standard "Right of Parties to Cancel" clause for both seller/buyer and the agent. These preset rights are not "for any reason", though I think I'll be sticking with the standard language until I encounter a client who makes me rethink it.

Mar 15, 2016 02:05 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

I don't normally, but just did with a client who gives me lots of business. They are considering leasing it out, in the meantime, I'm trying to sell it quickly. And it's turning out not to be that easy for some quirky reasons.

Mar 15, 2016 01:56 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes....we have that statement.... and if we didn't, and they wanted to be cut loose, there would never be a's not happened...ever...

Mar 15, 2016 01:15 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

*This Agreement may be cancelled by either party with 7 days notice*
is is our listing agreements.
We clearly and in writing communicate our marking plan and what services we intend to provide to reach our mutual goal. We also have requirements of the seller. We keep each other honest. Or it's over.

Mar 15, 2016 12:25 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I add it as a stip in my listing agreement that the seller may cancel for any reason.  I have gotten 5 listings lately just letting the seller know they may cancel at any time.

Mar 15, 2016 12:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Having an early release provision is a good business practice.

Mar 14, 2016 11:53 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 

PAR listing agreement does not give seller option to cancel for any reason.

Mar 14, 2016 11:26 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Never. It's already in the RPA so no need for it, although it's not "any" reason.

Mar 14, 2016 10:44 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do include that language.  I also include that I also can cancel for any or no reason.  Works well with expired listings who do not wish to be tied down to a long listing agreement.

Mar 14, 2016 10:43 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"for any reason' is part of the State Contract. The agent can fill in the blanks if expenses are to be recovered. Those franchises presenting proprietary contracts are not nearly so generous.

To make the best of it, I call it their 'Easy Out GUARANTEE.'

'If your situation changes, you are not trapped."

Links? Read Cancellation section on the State of Florida Listing Agreement.

Mar 14, 2016 10:40 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

It's included in our state contracts.  There is a section where one can be charged if they do so..  Some agents do but most don't

Mar 14, 2016 10:32 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would not give sellers an out for "any reason", that is way too vague.

Mar 14, 2016 10:29 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

while my listing agreement does not specifically say that I allow cancelation at any time for any reason.

Mar 15, 2016 01:06 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We never want to keep a client who does not want us, so yes we allow them to cancel, but first they must pay the bill.

Mar 15, 2016 12:34 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I do not modify the state's contracts.  If it is a concern, I address it on a case by case basis.

Mar 15, 2016 11:45 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I use the state forms and this language is not included. If the seller asked for it I would accommodate and add a clause or addendum. 

Mar 15, 2016 09:23 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No such written language, but we discuss concept.

Mar 15, 2016 05:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have a guarantee of service that I put in mine.

Mar 15, 2016 05:39 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I allow sellers to cancel if they are dissatisfied with my/our services.  But, not for any reason.

Mar 15, 2016 04:46 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not use this to promote getting listings and I only use it if I feel I really want the listing and the sellers are jumpy

Mar 15, 2016 02:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What Jack Lewitz said. By the same token, if they really want out of the listing agreement, I will let them out. I'm not holding anyone hostage who doesn't want to work with me. But yes, I do promote my "Easy Exit Listing Agreement" as part of my USP.

Mar 15, 2016 02:13 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Diverse responses - very interesting!

Mar 15, 2016 12:25 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I'm with Scott Godzyk 

Mar 14, 2016 11:36 PM