Hope this helps, to repeat my collegue down below !
If the agent failed to sign appropriate disclosures, required by law, as Hans pointed out - f.e. FIRPTA situation - your agent will face some minor disciplinary action. You agent has to stay on the job to finish this transaction. With two sides to each story, and no specific info on the actual problem, it's hard to let you know more.. You can also meet with the broker of your agent to discuss and see if they would contribute.
Hope this helps,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
I suppose you speak about a FIRPTA problem and the fees for an accountant
to declare your situation in order to avoid a retainer of 10% of the sales price.
At my opinion it will be very difficult for you to prove that you have NOT been informed.
If my case-interpretation is right, you will not have a retainer nor loss of interest .
The accounting had to be done anyways.
The DBPR is available for any justified complaint and will inform you certainly further.
A complaint means you should justify a loss or an unethic comportment of your agent.
And you would have to expect some (bad) energy investment like into any procedure.
There should not be any problem with your closing, since a closing agent will in any
way take over the complete file from seller and buyer and coordinate the closing.
Good luck :-)
Our advice is to try to resolve this between the seller, their broker, and the local board of realtors prior to taking it to any state agency.
Regular fees are.
* Seller closing cost between 1%-2% sale price.
* Commission? 1%-8% or more depends on the listing agent.
* Lien if there is any, ( Only the owner know about it)
* Repairs if buyer and seller agree.
* Association dues, More expensive if the owner is behind.
* Processing fee from listing agent (but i don't think so he charged you $1500 for it unless the sale is
for 50K or less)
* Seller attorney if apply per SELLER requested. (optional)
We are trying to figure out where is the Listing agent mistake and where is the fee coming from?
You can complain, but I can't imagine that anybody will take action or that anyone will help you pay the fees.
Your agent MAY refuse to work with you, but in that case, the brokerage will assign someone to complete the transaction with you.
My advice to you is to forget it. The fees are whatever they are, and the agent's estimate doesn't change things. If the estimate were high, you would not be obliged to pay the amount of the estimate, either.
All the best,
If you have a sale is because your agent did a GREAT JOB.