Question, do you have a contract with the agent? What does it say about his or her fees? What does it say regarding a similar scenario? The first thing I'd say is to check what your rights are regarding the moneys already at hand, then my next step would depend on that. Contact your agent and see what they say.... I live n a similar area of what you are describing, I understand what you mean about needing an agent, especially since a lot of the renters are from outer state, you have the summer renters and the snow birds here a lot. Let us know what the agent said!