How do I break a relationship with an agent?

I hired a broker to find a space for my retail store and signed a contract since you can only have one broker looking for you in the area. The broker showed me some spaces but then stopped. I've since found listings that he's neglected to share with me.
In Leasing Property - Asked by Rose D. - Sep 24, 2008
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Nolan T.
Broker/Agent
Detroit, MI

Your broker is going to be unhappy either way. But you should not feel bad since he wasn't meeting your needs. Just tell him.

Sep 24, 2008
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Larry L.
Broker/Agent
Charlotte, NC

Check the contract very carefully. In some cases, he may be elligible for a commission no matter what. Make sure to mitigate these instances.

Sep 24, 2008
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Donald C.
Broker/Agent
Dallas, TX

If you feel bad, send him a fruit basket or some other gift.

Sep 25, 2008
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Juan G.
Broker/Agent
Ontario, CA

I have been through this many times before where tenants think they know what they want but keep changing their minds. Thank him for his time and tell him that you feel that you are not comfortable with making a decision at the current time and give him a $200 gas card as a token of appreciation. As a listing broker I can tell you that some tenant brokers get discouraged if we offer to pay them less than they feel they shoud earn, which is actually the landlords decision. You should at least offer to pay the difference in comissions between what the landlord will pay and what the minimum is in that area to tenant brokers, or offer him a bonus. He is likely uncurring costs that you would otherwise pay alot more for, and taking time to search which allows you to focus on your business.

Oct 21, 2008
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