Before you sign a listing agreement, ask your agent if you can be released for any reason, even if that reason is, “Hey, I want to make the list with another broker.” If your agent says “no,” you may not want to make a list of that company. Why, I ask you, why should you make a list with a company that would not guarantee your satisfaction with its services? If an agent says it`s a company policy, it`s not a company you want to do business with. The period. Next broker, please. This method involves approaching the buyer and negotiating a tax in exchange for cancelling the transaction. This separate agreement should be in writing and signed by both parties in order to avoid a future action for damages. .