Many real estate firms say they have refused to accept a listing at some time and the bulk of them did so because the seller insisted on asking too much for the house.

These are among the findings of a poll conducted for ERA Real Estate by Strategic Research Inc. of St. Louis. The poll surveyed 400 independent and franchise brokers across the country.Other reasons for refusing a listing:

-Unsellable condition of the house.

-The seller wanted to discriminate based on race.

-The house had been on the market too long already.

-The house was outside the broker's normal geographic territory.

-The seller wanted a non-exclusive listing.