The only way to completely eliminate any and all broker solicitation is to sell via a discounted full service listing with a REBNY Member Firm. Even in this scenario, it is important to make sure your phone number and email has not been publicly shared with other agents. Your listing agent will handle all inquiries, showings, communication and open houses with buyers and other agents so you will never be in contact with other agents. This will cost 1% in commission to your listing agent vs. the traditional 6% paid in an exclusive right to sell agreement.
However, assuming you have chosen to sell your home via an agent assisted FSBO listing in NYC where you manage the showings, the amount of broker solicitation you will receive will still be dramatically reduced. This is primarily because you will already have an exclusive listing broker who is a Member Firm of REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York). REBNY has penalties up to $10,000 for violations of its code of conduct, which include the solicitation of the owner client of another Member Firm’s exclusive listing.
Excerpt from the REBNY Universal Co-Brokerage Agreement:
Section 3. Solicitation of Exclusive Listings. If an Exclusive Property is subject to an Exclusive Listing then, during the term of the Exclusive Listing, a Participant who is not a party thereto or whose firm is not a party thereto (“Participant B”):
May not solicit the Owner with respect to the Exclusive Property; but
May enter into a separate agreement, such as an Exclusive Listing to lease the Exclusive Property, with the Owner concerning the Exclusive Property where (i) that agreement (the “Second Agreement”) covers matters which are not covered by the Exclusive Listing or (ii) Participant B or his or her firm is specifically requested to do so by the Owner. Before entering into the Second Agreement, Participant B should inform the Owner that by entering into the Second Agreement the Owner could be liable for a commission under both the Exclusive Listing and the Second Agreement.