Real estate terms can be confusing...withdraw and expire can sound like the same thing...that the Seller would have the same result...in Wisconsin...not true !
If an agent tells a Seller that she/he will "withdraw" the listing...that means that it will no longer be actively marketed and there will be no more showings with that agent as the listing agent. It ALSO means that no other agent can list the property until the term of the listing contract expires...that could be months away.
If you are unhappy with your agent and wish to list with another one..you must have the current agent EXPIRE the listing. An agent, with the permission of the broker, can expire a listing and when the agent receives a signed Amendment to the Listing Contract signed by all Sellers that changes the date of the original expiration of the contract to one that is more immediate.
If you are unable to gain the cooperation of the listing agent, we recommend calling the manager...and then the owner of the brokerage of there is no pleasing result.
Let's hope you never have to endure an early expiration of a listing...but if you do...be sure that it IS expired and not just withdrawn.