Yes, it would have been in your best interest to work with a "Buyer Agent". It's a little late now to try to retain one since you have done all the work with the listing agent, unless you are willing to cover the cost of your "Buyer Agent's" commission. If you are, then contact a local Realtor to discuss your options.
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You are preety much stuck with this agent..
When you go in to sign the escrow papers take a list of the questions you have.
Infom your agent you are not comfortable having so many unaswered , and not being able to reach him. Explain to him you are relying on him to guide you step by step thru this process.
If he continues to fail to respond to you, take the issue up with his broker.
Best of luck to you!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
to both phone calls and emails, and if the person is unable to respond, they should have made some provision for others to respond for them rather than leave a client hanging the way you make it sound has happened to you.
If you have items that are unresolved, the legal question is do they fall under your contract terms as in items you set up as contingencies? And if so, did you release those contingencies without first
having the seller repair the deficiencies, or negotiating a valid amendment to the sale to account for them so you'd be paid or credited from the purchase price at closing? Your note didn't provide enough info for anyone to know what to tell you other than the advise to get in direct contact with
the broker prior to closing. If you still have a legal right to demand repairs or credits, it's up to you to enforce your rights. If you signed away your rights without understanding what you were signing,
you may be out of luck. If your agent signed off for you without your authorization or knowledge, then
you'd need a real estate attorney. This is not legal advise, but your transaction is governed by a
contract, and having your attormey advise you in addition to a realtor is a good idea.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to answer you questions .
I agree with Caroline that you should speak to the realtors broker about your concerns . It sounds like maybe you have already release contingencies on your offer . I would review your contingencies to see where you are in this process . This will be very important because you do not want to lose your deposit and you do want the seller to sue you . I am speaking in general terms that you can drag your feet about signing any documents until all your concerns have been addressed. I am not providing you any legal advise here , I am telling you to work with your current realtor to get what you want..