But as you might expect, this process isn`t always simple and deeply rooted in the fine print of contracts. How to terminate a real estate listing contract? Let`s move on to trial. Some important contractual remarks when you write that first email that tries to end the list If the broker is facing a listing termination issue, they should first look at the situation, not the termination clause of the listing contract. Is it the problem of the greed of the seller? Are these changes in the conditions of sale? Is it dissatisfaction with the service? When it comes to greed, a hard line and the requirement of a full commission might be the best way to proceed. If circumstances change, a cost-effective release can maintain the business relationship, so that in case of new circumstances, the list can come back.