Every relationship has their downsides. The one you have with your Realtor is no different. If the relationship has gone bad, you need to break up. Just make sure you do a few things before the break up and a few things to keep in mind during.
If you are selling your home and you’ve become dissatisfied with their performance it may be time to break up. Before you take that step you need to try a few things. First, meet with your Realtor and make him or her aware of the issues you are having. Believe it or not, they may not be aware that you are dissatisfied. Make them aware of your concerns. If you feel that your home isn’t being shown enough, tell them. If you think your home is priced wrong, find out why they priced your home the way they did. Not enough communication? Ask for more. As with any other relationship, try and fix the issues before throwing in the towel.
One thing that you must remember is that having a Realtor list your home means you signed a listing agreement. This isn’t just a handshake agreement; it’s a legally binding contract. There are things that your Realtor is required to do, and things you are required to do as well. Breaking a contract has consequences. Read your listing contract. Make sure your current Realtor is living up to what the contract states. If not, you have grounds to break it. If so, move on to read the clauses where it talks about consequences for breaking the contract and prepare yourself.
Lastly, don’t hire a new Realtor before you break up the relationship with your old one. If you lie about not having a listing contract in place, your new Realtor relationship will start off on the wrong foot. That’s because they WILL find out, mostly because the old Realtor won’t just slink off and lick their wounds. They will think the new Realtor is interfering with a business relationship and possibly sue. End one before starting another.