Articles From Deanne Fortna Jones

Trends in real estate commissions: Podolsky & Associates, L.P. v. Discipio, 297 Ill. App. 3d 1014, 697 N.E. 2d 840 (1st Dist. 1998) By Deanne Fortna Jones Real Estate Law, February 1999 In a case of first impression, the Illinois appellate court held that a seller can avoid paying brokerage commissions by waiting until the expiration of an exclusive brokerage listing agreement to sell listed property to a buyer not procured by the broker, but known to the seller prior to the agreement's termination, providing the seller's actions are in good faith.

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