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can we cancel a listing agreement with an agent in order to sign with another agent. Present agent has had listing for over a year with no sale. Can we cancel the agreement or do we have to wait until it expires.
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What you are describing? If you are in contract, you have to abide by the terms of the contract. So you can not cancel and hire a new agent until the contract expires. If you do? The old agent could sue you for commission on any sale

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