Residential Property Management/going from renting to selling...
First of all, thank you very much for volunteering on this site!
Brief background: We were trying to sell a house in Louisiana for a while but since we couldn't, we decided to rent it. The sales agent passed us onto their property mgt section. Through them we rented our house out. - The contract we have w/the rental agent only specifies the amount of rent, nothing about option to buy.
Q: Should the renter want to buy our house, would the renting agent - whom we hired - have any right to any commission?
Q: Am I under any obligation to retain my rental agent for any period of time? In other words, after they found a renter (who appears to have a rental agent as well) for us, what sort of obligation - if any - do I have to them? Right now they are getting 10% of the rent.
Q: Under what circumstances would it be OK for me to make direct contact with the renters?
Once again, thank you very much for volunteering on this site!
The answers to your questions depend on the listing or management agreement you signed with the brokerage. It's impossible for me to know what was agreed to without seeing that contract. You should review that as it will govern your and the broker's obligations.