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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

The length is 11 inches  (by 8 1/2")

Aug 05, 2015 01:26 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Six months but yes if the seller insist on less ... I go less.

Aug 04, 2015 11:05 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i think a situation can dictate different tactics. But i like the until the last  soldier is gone lol..

Aug 05, 2015 01:12 AM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I typically ask for six months, but if the seller balks, I will reduce the time. If I was not able to convince them of my value within the shorter amount of time and it does not sell, they can choose someone else to list their house.

When I do agree to a shorter period of time, I make certain that the property is properly priced, and that they will be responsive to the feedback from the agents and their clients that view the home.

Aug 05, 2015 12:56 AM
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

This was just a posted question a week or so ago, so I'll defer to my same answers that were in detail there and simply say here, the market we're in and the type of property it is, determines the time frame.

Aug 04, 2015 11:11 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I misread the question with that first answer.... we list for 3 or 4 months.... if the seller wants less than 3 months, he can list with someone construction is a different animal.... I require an agreement until the last soldier is gone....

Aug 04, 2015 11:10 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like Susans answer.

Nov 21, 2018 03:44 AM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Six months to a year.

Oct 20, 2018 01:29 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

180 days, if the seller wants less that is fine by me since usually everything is sold in 30-60 days. I just do 180 as the norm just incase.

Aug 05, 2015 02:41 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

This has varied over the years where 90 days was my standard, corporate required (aka wanted) one year and now I consider 60 days as my new norm.  

Aug 05, 2015 02:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

180 days but I will shorten based on seller need and motivation.  

Aug 05, 2015 01:52 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

6 mos and less if the seller aggressively prices their home

Aug 05, 2015 01:26 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I prefer 6 months, but will do less

Aug 05, 2015 12:24 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Six months is typical, but I'll adjust if the situation warrants it.

Aug 04, 2015 11:35 PM
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Standard is 6 months, but we'll go less if the seller insists. Standard for a short sale is 12 months.

Aug 04, 2015 11:24 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC My listing term is one year; however, I will give the client an out after six months.

Aug 04, 2015 11:17 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The length of the listing agreement must be in alignment with the method of selling the seller chooses.

I will take a 35 day listing agreement and sell the house on the 32nd day. However, the seller needs to be committed....really committed.

Aug 04, 2015 11:13 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Usually six months. If they want a shorter time period,it would depend on current market conditions as well as competitiveness of list price and willingness of seller to negotiate. 

Aug 05, 2015 11:46 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

The GAR listing agreement is about 5 pages.

Aug 05, 2015 08:17 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Stefan Winter - That is my thinking as well.  If it sells in a lot less time why go for a longer agreement?

Aug 05, 2015 06:14 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I go for a year but will sign an easy out agreement if that is what it takes.  I'd cancel the listing anyway rather than hold a client ransom or work with someone that doesn't want to work with me.

Aug 05, 2015 06:10 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One year...It just sounds just about right and we all know the results happen when they why quibble?  Sign here and initial here please

Aug 05, 2015 04:32 AM
Toronto, ON

Susan Emo - Since the federal election writ was "dropped" last weekend and the current 3rd party's leader is hoping to become prime minister like his father was during the time that the metric system was introduced across our great land in the 1970s, I thought I should convert your answer to metric (215.9 mm to 279.4 mm) so whoever thinks of letter sized paper in metric understands your answer.

(I'm not one who uses metric for such issues.  It would be nice if our MLS showed room measurements in imperial and metric simultaneously rather than only showing one at a time).

The real challenge, of course, is to convert your answer that is valid for listing agreements signed on or after July 1, 2015 via electronic signature and where the people did not print out the signed agreement.

Aug 05, 2015 03:36 AM