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Lostinluck, Home Seller in Georgia

My signature was forged on a contract to sell by the listing agent. Is there anything I can do about this?

Asked by Lostinluck, Georgia Sun Mar 7, 2010

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YES! Report him to his Broker and also to the State Licensing Authority.

This is a breech of trust - and is completely unacceptable.

You may have other legal recourse - you would have to check with an attorney.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 7, 2010
Hire a savvy attorney and get brutal.

Also, the Georgia Real Estate Commission is downtown - go see 'em with your proof.

Check the web reference for a link to the commission's site. You can download the request for investigation from their site. i would fill it out and walk it in.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 7, 2010
This would be an offense that the Georgia Real Estate Commission would take very seriously. Here is a link to irthe website complaint section. http://www.grec.state.ga.us/consumer/complaint.html
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 7, 2010
Yes, there something you can do. The same thing just happend to me.
First call the broker, tell him/her what happened. If they don't want to work with you on this, tell them you will contact the GREC or the MAR. They'll listen then. Have them pull the listing. FOR FREE
good luck
all the best
mc
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 15, 2010
agents cannot give legal advise but obviously if someone forged your name on any type of contract it's against the law. Not knowing all the details, and understanding only at this point that you seem to get getting no satisfaction from the agent or broker, you should contact the Georgia Real Estate Commission and they'll give you a suggested next step.
By the way, I say that I hear something new in real estate every day, and it's true. But, I am shocked that any agent or broker would jeopardize their license and good reputation for one contract of any kind - listing or purchase.
Good luck.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 8, 2010
First, why did they? Secondly, did they cause you harm by doing so? And Lastly, Forgery will result in loss of license.

More details would be appreciated:)
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 7, 2010
Adding to my prior response....

It never hurts to get legal advice on a matter. You have not said if you suffered any damages as a result of the action.
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
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I think you have the correct answers already but do move quickly
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 7, 2010
It may be that you have several avenues of recourse here and an expert contract attorney would be appropriate counsel.
If your recalcitrant agent forged then either faxed or emailed this contract, he may have stepped into federal jurisdiction (but really, have an attorney councel you on this). If that's the case and you get no satisfaction with the GA RE Commission, you have other options.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 7, 2010
Yes, I fully agree with the prior posters. This issue should be brought to the real estate commission for the state, and it should also be reported to the Broker for whom the licensee works, and local Board of Realtors (if the real estate licensee is a Realtor.)

While the Broker will find out about it through the commission, the Broker would want to take appropriate action immediately. I am not suggesting that you limit your report to the Broker level, and I realize I am suggesting an extra step. Forging a document is a serious issue and should be reported, so I hope you will take the time to make the multiple reports.

We should reserve and limit our complaints to the real estate commission for serious misdeeds, and this does qualify. I expect the real estate commission will need to investigate and ask you to provide documentation in addition to filing a report describing the events.
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
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Hi there, you've got good advice, now get to work with your attorney and the Real Estate Board/Commission.

Hope your luck turns Lostinluck,
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