Hope that helped you.
Keller Williams Real Estate, Alexandria, VA
I recently met an agent who thankfully gives me straight up facts that I've verified through my own extensive research. Typically, I don't trust brokers if their tongues came notarized but after digging thru the mud long enough I found one of the good guys (gal I should say since she's an awesome lady).
Also, I was able to pull out of my contract and got my full deposit back too. I was lucky I pulled out BEFORE the seller signed so it wasn't yet binding.
There is a federal law 3 day right of rescission period but I don't know much about the details and then there's always cases of non disclosure and misrepresentation which is why you need a good lawyer to go thru everything with a fine tooth comb. I learned a big lesson and it's unfortunate to go into such a huge undertaking with boxing gloves on ready to challenge the dishonesty that runs rampid with many brokers. As if buying a home isn't stressful enough.
I will definitely report the last guy to the DRE, it didn't occur to me to do so. He just told me whatever felt like a good answer and it was so obvious that I made him ask the seller and reply in email.
It ended up being too risky of a deal and I'm grateful to have withdrawn in time.
Sorry for your ordeal. Thanks for writing in.