The common top three listing agreement choices are:

  1. Open Listing
  2. Exclusive Agency Listing
  3. Exclusive Right-to-Sell Listing

Open Listing

An open listing lets an owner sell her home by herself. It is a non-exclusive agreement, meaning the owner may execute open listings with more than one the broker and pay only the broker who brings an able buyer whose offer the owner accepts.

Exclusive Agency Listing

An exclusive agency listing is similar to an open listing except the major difference is the broker will represent the owner.

Exclusive Right-to-Sell Listing

An exclusive right-to-sell listing is the most commonly utilized instrument. It gives the broker the exclusive right to earn a commission by representing the owner and bringing a buyer, either through another brokerage or directly. The owner pays both the listing and selling broker fees. The owner cannot sell the property herself without paying a commission, unless an exception is noted in the contract.


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