Tom Brady SFR, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, BPOR
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
#1 Listing & Selling Brokerage in NY
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Drive - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803
Unfortunately since you did not sign a contract and were not out of the due diligence period, you do not have any recourse because there wasn't a legally binding contract that could be enforced. In order to have a legally binding contract three things must take place, the seller must sign, the buyer must sign, and money must exchange hands. If these items did not take place, you do not have a contract. This happens all the time with bank owned properties; a potential buyer will do their inspections and while they are waiting for a report, offers get submitted. You might have an ethics case with the agent but again that would be difficult to prove as well because it becomes a he said she said case. Best of luck!
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