A listing agreement is a document in which a property owner has assigned a contract with a real estate agent to find a buyer for the owner`s property. The owner executes the listing contract in order to give a real estate agent the power to act as the owner`s broker when selling the owner`s property. However, the owner usually has to pay a commission to the real estate agent. Note: These definitions are provided to facilitate the categorization of entries in MLS compilations. In any area of conflict or inconsistency, the laws or regulations of the State take precedence. While state law allows brokers to list real estate either exclusively or openly, without establishing an agency relationship, offers cannot be excluded from MLS compositions, as the listing broker is not the seller`s agent. (Adopted on 11.93., amended on 5.06.) M The expiration date also depends on the real estate market and similar homes in the vicinity. If every similar home in the area was sold in less than 60 days, you may want to strike a two-month deal. Ultimately, the expiration date of the contract can be negotiated with your real estate agent. Open Listing: The open listing agreement offers the lowest level of engagement. Any real estate agent who brings you a buyer can receive the commission AND you reserve the right to sell the property yourself (without paying a commission) if you find your own buyer.

They also grant the agent the rights to use the content of the offer, which includes photos, graphics, videos, drawings, virtual tours, written descriptions and other copyrighted material with respect to the property, according to the National Association of Realtors.