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My wife and I listed our home for 5 weeks for sale by owner. After 5-6 open houses and 10+ appointment showings we decided to enlist Century21. This was this past Sunday aprox. 5pm. Monday afternoon I received a call from a women who had shown great interest in our home 2 weeks earlier. She stated she would like to present an offer for our home. Upon receiving this news I called the real estate agent to inform them of this potential buyer. Keep in mind this was less than 24 hours from signing. They stated their willingness to "work" with the buyer, however I feel strongly that since they neither brought, informed or in anyway had dealings with her should we have to pay a fee to them. Any thoughts on a very unsettling issue?

Best Regards,

Pickled in New Hampshire


Senior Member
Read your listing contract very carefully. You signed a standard C-21 Exclusive Right to Sell Agreement.
Bottom line is whomever buys the property, even though C-21 is not the procurring cause, you still pay a sales commission in accordance with the agreement.

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