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Timalice, Home Buyer in Schenley, PA

what can I do If my realtor does not answer my phone calls since I withdraw my offer from his house?

Asked by Timalice, Schenley, PA Tue Sep 11, 2012

I have been waiting for about 5 months on a short sale house, the realtor told me the appraisal will be soon. The following week he confirmed thatt to me. Three weeks later he asked me If it was okay to deposit my check just to get everything ready. I told him yes but he still could not tell me the out come of the appraisal. I was short on time to renew my lease or get the house. I finally renew my lease so I Informed him that I withdrew my offer. since then It's very difficult to find him on the phone, when I found him he told me he will send me papers to sign to cancel the offer. I am still waiting for him. I just called him the voice mail answered me. What should I do now? I need your advice please.

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When you're through stamping your foot, and getting no reaction, you could walk into the Office and speak to the Broker.
For some reason, the Broker cares what happens with his business.

Other than that; Gabriel is pretty much right.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 19, 2012
Well Timalice, I never was one that put faith in a phone call or even raising my voice to talk to some jerk who was not willing to help me.
In an age of cell phones one could reach anyone anyplace. That is why they made smart phones.
So they don't have to take your calls.
I am an old fashioned guy that still takes time to write a letter and not only to a jerk of salesman but directly to his boss the broker and a copy to FREC. . Now you can fax it E mail it or do like I do Register it.
Now when you go to court. Which eveidence you think has a fighting chance?
Yep you got it.
That is why oral contracts are not enforcable. Taping a conversation without putting someone on notice is against the law. So guess what put it in writing and see what that will accomplish.

More than a dozen unanswered phone calls .Right?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 19, 2012
Dear Timalice,

Start by contacting the Real Estate Agents, Broker. Then, contact an attorney if their broker can't resolve the issue.

I'm really sorry this happened.
Sincerely yours,
Jen Sommers

Jennifer Sommers, Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty
One South Ocean Boulevard, Suite 11 ⃓ Boca Raton, Florida 33432

O. 561.819.2958 ⃓ C. 786.390.9299 ⃓ F. 561.997.2614
Jen@AgentBoca.com ⃓ http://www.AgentBoca.com



"Artfully Uniting Extraordinary Properties with Extraordinary Lives"
Web Reference: http://www.AgentBoca.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 14, 2012
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 7, 2014
Dear Timalice,

Start by contacting the Real Estate Agents, Broker. Then, contact an attorney if their broker can't resolve the issue.

I'm really sorry this happened.
Sincerely yours,
Jen Sommers

Jennifer Sommers, Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty
One South Ocean Boulevard, Suite 11 ⃓ Boca Raton, Florida 33432

O. 561.819.2958 ⃓ C. 786.390.9299 ⃓ F. 561.997.2614
Jen@AgentBoca.com ⃓ http://www.AgentBoca.com

"Artfully Uniting Extraordinary Properties with Extraordinary Lives"
Web Reference: http://www.AgentBoca.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 28, 2012
Thanks for your response.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 18, 2012
First contact the title company to make sure they have your deposit and then contact his broker. If your purchasing a short sale and the bank has not approved the sale then you can still walk away from the contract and get your escrow deposit back.. Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 8, 2012
If the facts are correct, they have deposited your money, and have not returned it after an appropriate written request and no other issues or contigencies exist...

Contact:

http://www.rapb.com/profstandards/ethics-complaint

This will start the earth shaking!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 23, 2012
You should email your agent, then the broker and then call them both. Allow 24 hours for them to return your call. The realtors broker should be able to help you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
I hope that by now you have contacted the agent's broker and/or an attorney to resolve the difficulty and possibly a dispute you are having about withdrawing your offer.

Also, If I read what you wrote correctly - - that the agent held onto your check for a while before depositing it - - then the agent is in very clear and in very direct violation of Florida real estate law. Escrow funds are to be deposited with several days upon their receipt.

JOAN LORBERBAUM MOORE
Broker Associate, GRI
Lang Realty
9858 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 13, 2012
His Broker will be able to steer you in the right direction. Short sales are frustrating and the process can take a while.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
Contact his Broker, Contact your Bank,.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2012
You can call his/her broker.
Good luck
Nitza Ramos
East Coast Realty
954-856-3156
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Timalice:

Unfortunately for your Realtor, I believe he may have "bent" the law a bit. Depending on the laws of your state that you reside in could be different than where I am. However, if you submitted an escrow deposit check with your offer, and he held your check for 3 weeks and didnt deposit it immediately, that is problem #1.

If you paid for the appraisal, you are entitled to know the outcome.

Secondly, the fact that this is a short sale, 5 months is exceptionally long. He SHOULD know what the time frame is for short sales, then explain it to you prior to submitting your offer.

And lastly, the fact that you renewed your expired lease should have no bearing of your intent to request your escrow deposit back providing you are not in default of your contract and addendum(s).

My advice: Find out who his Broker of office is, call him and deal directly with him from here on out.

Best of luck,

Gary Goldberg
BROKER
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Contact his broker or office manager immediately.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Contact the broker and ask for a release and cancellation and a returnof your escrow money, just make sure you explain the situation clearly and get his email address and put it in writing is even better.
Web Reference: http://mypbchomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Hopefully the agent works in a physical office. Call the office and ask to speak to the broker in charge or office manager. Explain the situation and tell them you want your earnest money back. Someone should talk with you immediately or call you back within a day.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
The contract should have a short sale addendum attached stating the time frame the bank has to accept the offer. Chances are that time has passed and the contract is now null and void. DO you have a copy of the contract?

you can email it to me via my website http://www.chriscusimano.com and I will look for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
Call his Broker. The Broker is in charge of managing his agents. You can also write a letter and fax it to his Broker and the Agent.
Web Reference: http://www.terrivellios.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
If you can't reach him, contact his broker or office manager.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2012
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