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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Let him cancel. I prefer easy release agreements. 

Aug 08, 2018 01:32 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

At 70 I now consider old people to be at least 90.

Aug 08, 2018 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I cancel the agreement and take his listing off the market.... we NEVER challenge anyone who wants to remove their home from the market....that's not how we do business.... especially if they are elderly....  

If there are adult children in the area, I like to have one there during the process of signing the agreement, if the homeowner will allow that....

Aug 08, 2018 02:03 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Put the status in the MLS as withdrawn.  If they change their mind (again) you can bring it back to life.

Aug 08, 2018 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have this discussion with ALL clients

 I only want to work with clients who want to work with me.

Aug 08, 2018 01:33 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No harm in cancelling and granting elder client's wishes. 

Being a former nurse, I can tell you that HIPAA doesn't prevent you from asking anyone on the planet about their medical condition. If the 'patient' (aka client) wants to share that information with you, that is their right. Not that I would ask but, HIPAA doesn't have anything to do with you asking the question.

Aug 08, 2018 07:01 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Cancel and keep the relationship for later when he does sell.

Aug 08, 2018 05:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

What do you think? What is the option? Cancel the listing contract. It's a no-brainer my friend.

Aug 08, 2018 05:05 PM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I would never force anyone to sell their home, simply because they'd signed our paperwork.

It would be a different story if they had an "accepted/signed offer"... but at this stage, absolutely allow them to cancel.

Aug 08, 2018 02:14 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I like to make sure that an adult child or other representative is involved in all contract matters.

Consult with them and they agree with him then let it go.

Aug 08, 2018 05:02 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

What does HIPAA have to do with it? He has signed a contract & might not be cognitively there - that's the problem.

Aug 08, 2018 04:46 PM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Always let anyone who wants to cancel do so! 

Aug 08, 2018 04:38 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It never works unless the seller is onboard. Maybe another time will be better then again some elder clients just can't come to terms with selling. It is so final.

Aug 08, 2018 04:34 PM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans Jumbo/Conventional/FHA/VA

Yes, what else are you going to do?

Aug 08, 2018 03:27 PM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I would always do what the clients want. However, I would at least like to know if there is anything I can do to help them. 

Aug 08, 2018 02:43 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Anytime any of my future clients want to cancel a listing, I let them out.  Why would you ever force someone to list who had a change or heart or found themselves in changing circumstances that didn't permit selling.  

I can't forsee any answer other than letting them out.

Aug 08, 2018 02:43 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I had a family member with a POA step in to go through with the listing

Aug 08, 2018 04:37 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, cancel.

Aug 08, 2018 04:29 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It is easy for an outsider to give advice and recommendations.  There is always more to the story that only the agent and the client know.

I need to know all the facts and details before I could say. I am not asking you for them ... just pointing out that there is always more to the story. 

On another note,  may I suggest you check the Department of Real Estate Rules regarding publishing our DRE license #?  I do not see that on your AR profile.  

Aug 08, 2018 03:18 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

If he wants to cancel and not sell, you can't force him to. Cancel the listin

Aug 08, 2018 01:57 PM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Let them cancel, but it also depends if I have a lot of time and or money invested.

Aug 09, 2018 08:37 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I would let it go. Cancel with a proper paperwork.

Aug 08, 2018 07:00 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I seldom cancel and I make that clear at listing.  I will put it as an in-actve   no shows classification

Aug 08, 2018 06:36 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There may be an underlying problem, however, if they can afford the home I have no problem canceling the listing. It's tough giving up the home where you raised a family. I've been in the throes of this with clients many times. It isn't an easy ride for any of the parties.

Aug 08, 2018 06:13 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I would ask the elderly client if there was a reason why, especially since you mentioned he was not unhappy with his realtor.  No mater what the reason was/is, if they want to cancel I would do so.  If that client changes their mind in the future, you are there Giselle Bleu.  So I would still stay in touch.  Best of Luck. 

Aug 08, 2018 05:39 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Under the circumstances that you mention, it is clear that the seller will not cooperate with the actions needed to sell the property. You could cancel the listing.

Or...if you suspect that the seller is being less than candid with you and has plans to list with someone else (pardon my cynicism), you could state that you will retain the contact without taking any action to sell the house, market the house, seek a buyer, accept a buyer, not enter it on the mls or anything else to sell the house since the seller "has changed his mind". The listing will eventually expire but you will have the opportunity during its "effective" period to talk to the owner from time to time to determine if the sale should go forward.

Aug 08, 2018 04:55 PM
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Cancel, and move on. 

Aug 08, 2018 04:34 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I share the same sentiment as Barbara Todaro 

Aug 09, 2018 04:31 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've never had this happen... with an elderly client or not elderly client. Maybe because I vet my clients very carefully up front about their motivation to sell. But that being said, if a client wants to be released, I release them... what are you going to do? Hold them hostage? What do you accomplish?

Aug 09, 2018 04:26 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Check with your broker because the broker owns the listings. S/He will direct how they want to handle everything. The Broker has every right to move it to Withdrawn status and ride out the listing contract without allowing any other broker the ability to market the property  

I do not see any HIPAA issue as you do not appear to be their healthcare provider and they can disclose anything they want to about their own self.

In this scenario it is probably easier to just move on to the next one and stay in touch with the seller. 

Aug 08, 2018 06:53 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Good on not asking the medical question.  It's up to the broker.  Personally, I wouldn't have it active but keep the contract in force.  That way if they do list again, you'll be ready to go and if they list with someone else, you have recourse.

Aug 08, 2018 05:19 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Repair a cancellation of agreement with permission of your broker. 

Move ON!

Aug 09, 2018 11:42 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes cancel the Listing and stay in touch 1/4ly

Aug 09, 2018 07:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would cancel.

Aug 09, 2018 06:55 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Acquiesce and after that, if concerned... pursue for the right reasons

Aug 09, 2018 06:39 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Let him be.... Might have met someone who promised the owner something else.

Aug 09, 2018 06:23 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Let them out of the listing and move on!

Aug 09, 2018 05:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

 Do you understand the law of agency?  If he wants to cancel you must cancel.  If you wish to hold him to the terms of the listing agreement then you are going to need to sue him to perform.  Good luck with that.

Aug 09, 2018 04:56 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

This happens, do you want to be known to hold them to it and be bad mouth

Aug 15, 2018 11:25 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Giselle Bleu - be a good friend and cancel. No point forcing something on an elderly person with medical concerns.

Aug 10, 2018 10:50 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Aug 09, 2018 01:13 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR nailed this one!

Aug 09, 2018 08:40 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

the same thing I do when a client of any other agent wants to cancel their listing... I cancel it.

Aug 08, 2018 09:39 PM