Frequently Asked Questions

Legal Hotline FAQ

A blog of the most frequently asked questions to the Maryland REALTORS Legal Hotline.

Cindy Sellers
Cindy Sellers
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An agent was affiliated with my company.

This is a topic that should be addressed in the independent contractor agreement between the broker and the agent.  There is no law or regulation that explicitly obligates a broker to pay a full commission to an agent who leaves the firm before a transaction that the agent was working on closes.  The agent or her attorney could always attempt to craft a legal argument premised on general contract principles that the agent is entitled to full compensation for the services that the agent performed.  However, the lack of a law or regulation that the agent can claim the broker violated and the inability of the agent to point to a particular provision of a contract that the broker violated makes the agent’s argument more difficult to make.   

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