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Carol Cei, Real Estate Pro in Maple Glen, PA

A buyer and seller are negotiating via their agents. Buyer accepts seller's terms; seller accepts buyer's price. Seller is out of

Asked by Carol Cei, Maple Glen, PA Sun Oct 18, 2009

state with no fax or email. Docs must be sent there. Is there a meeting of the minds? Does the Seller's agent have the right to continue to market the home as active with no contingencies?

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Hi Carol. As already stated, under Pennsylvania law it's clear that: a contract for the sale of real estate only exists in writing!

Good luck!:)


Judy May, Esquire, REALTOR
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 19, 2009
Hi Carol:

"Everything always in writting" - dates back to English common law.

The Seller needs to "execute" the agreement of sale, period.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 18, 2009
I'd rush to the closest Fedex office or US Post Office, and overnight that paperwork as soon as possible!
Don't some Kinkos or similar places offer the ability to send and receive faxes?

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 18, 2009
Nothing is a sealed deal until all signatures are received. No verbal deals in Real Estate although it would be nice to be able to trust another agents word.

Jennifer Daywalt, Realtor
Re/Max Results Realty - Collegeville
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 18, 2009
If the seller has signed the contract, call the seller's agent and ask them to put it in as pending. If this was only a verbal agreement, then yes, the seller's agent can continue marketing until he seller has signed and sent back the completed agreement and the seller's agent physically receives it. Signed, sealed, and delivered.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 18, 2009
I would say that they have the right to continue marketing until everything is signed sealed and delivered. The buyer is not locked into anything even though they verbally agree and they can walk before the seller signs the contract. If I represented the seller i would not put the home under contract until I had the buyer locked in (in writing).

Andrew Himes, CRS, ABR, e-PRO
Prudential Fox & Roach Collegeville
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