"In 99% of the time, the listing agreement is a listing agreement where listing agents are responsible for everything," Lenchek said. [...] Sales contracts, instruments and leases - oh, [...] From a technical point of view, a listing agreement is a contract, so there is no provision for it to be terminated. Before signing the listing contract, you can ask your real estate agent if he authorizes the written conditions of early termination of the contract. Some real estate agents and brokers will allow it, others will not. If you are dissatisfied with the services of your real estate agent during your home sale, you can ask him to dismiss you from the contract. The second type of list also has the word "exclusive", but don`t let that confuse you! This is called the "exclusive agency" agreement.