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Frustrated, Home Owner in Houston, TX

my soon to be ex-spouse is trying to put my home on market, but is not on deed, only I am. Can that be done and shouldn't the realtor know that?

Asked by Frustrated, Houston, TX Fri Feb 8, 2013

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He/she should indeed tell the agent, but the agent should also be competent enough to figure this out prior to listing the home. He/she can "try" to sell it, but it will never fly unless he/she forges documents. If a real estate sign actually goes up in the yard, call, email and fax the agent in informing him/her that you are on title and have not authorized the sale of the home.
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Dowry rights my friend what's yours is hers.
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other way around - not nice to assume.....:)
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I like Guy's answer.

Your question is posted in Texas.... which is a community property state.
Your profile says NJ.... Which I don't know whether it is community property or not.

Bottom line.... You are on title. I can't sell without you
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Hi Frustrated,

ONLY the people/person on Title can legally sell real estate. And yes, the Realtor should know who is on Title before actually listing it for sale.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Yes to all.
Everyone will need to sign.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Yes, and truthfully Attorney, Attorne & Attorney is the answer.
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Minimally I would inquire with the Listing Agent, but my suggestion is to contact a Attorney asap. There are remedies for actions like this.

Best of Luck!
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