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Canceling a Listing

I signed a listing agreement, but am having second thoughts about selling. How do I cancel and will it cost me anything?

It should be pretty simple. Just tell the agent you have changed your mind and decided not to sell after all.

Since your cooperation is required to sell the house, most agents won't give a hard time about canceling. Their hope is that when you later do decide to sell, you will get back in touch with them. However, if you attempt to put it back on the market during the contracted listing period using another agent, your original agent will attempt to enforce their contract.

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