I received a call from sellers today . They have their house on the market for a year and the listing expires at the end of the month.
The sellers wanted to know if they can interview other agents before the listing expires or should they wait .
I do not know about laws in other states but in Pa there is nothing in the standard listing listing contract appoved by PAR that stops sellers from interviewing other agents. They cannot sign a new listing contract till the listing expires or they get a release from previous agent.
They can sign it, it should be effective after the contract expires.
Sellers should read their listing contract and see what it says or consult an attorney if they do not understand.
If they start interviewing agents , marketing time will not be lost. They can make up their minds by time it expires.
Agents should not call sellers when the house is listed. They should wait till it expires but sellers can contact agents.