Newton Centre Realty, Inc. v. David R. Jaffe, personal representative
Shirley Jaffee had entered into three separate Exclusive Right to Sell agreements with Newton Centre Realty for her three residential properties. During the term of the agreements, Ms. Jaffee passed away and her estate’s representative sold the properties without using the brokerage during the exclusivity period of the agreements. Newton Centre Realty then sued to collect the commissions owed under the agreements. The case addresses the question of whether the death of the seller terminates a real estate brokerage agreement.