A few years ago, a family asked me to help them settle their mom's estate. There was a condo that needed to be sold and did I have a buyer? There were four surviving heirs involved as well as their spouses and they all had their own idea of what the condo was worth and how best to deal with it. If you want to get everyone's attention, dangle a few dollars in front of them. Estates often bring out the worst in people. I digress.
The negotiations began. I soon learned there was another Realtor lurking in the background, waiting for me to fail in the hopes they could get a MLS Listing Agreement signed. I also learned that this person was influencing the negotiations that were under way. The advice they were giving was amateurish and self serving and I was pissed off. I called my boss, the Broker who owns my company and told him the story. He immediately got on the phone and suggested this agent stop interfering with this process.
I could have pursued it and complained to the Toronto Real Estate Board but the sale was successful to everyone's satisfaction so no real harm was done. However, this could have turned out very badly for the family.
Interfering with a contract is strictly forbidden in my business as I'm sure it is in many others.... and for good reason.