"Ask Charles" Consumer Questions
You've got questions, and he's got answers.
Charles Stevenson is the Director of Professional Standards at the Real Estate Council of Alberta. Charles knows that buying and selling a home can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be. "Ask Charles" is a question and answer column for consumers about buying and selling property in Alberta.
The "Ask Charles" column runs in GreatNews Publishing's community newsletter publications in Calgary, in Calder Publications' Community League Newsletters in Edmonton, in Black Press's "Your House, Your Home" publication in Red Deer, and in the Lethbridge Herald's "Focus on Lethbridge and area real estate" in Lethbridge..
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I hired a real estate professional to sell my home. The seller representation agreement (listing agreement) I signed is for four months. It’s only been two months, but I want to terminate the agreement, can I?
I just spent $50,000 to finish my basement with high-end finishings. Now, I’m listing my house for sale, and my real estate representative says she can’t include the basement square footage in the total size. Why not?