Your Realtor has an ethical duty to represent you and your concerns. Each Realtor has a broker and a company they represent. I would talk to the broker about your problem and ask that they speak with the cooperating broker (the listing side of the rental) about your concerns before you sign the paperwork. If the issues he did not state in the contract cost you money, then I would consult an attorney. Until there are actual punitive damages you may have nothing to recover. I am very sorry that you have had this experience with a Realtor.
The majority of Realtors are in the business because we love to help people. We want your new home to be a place you enjoy and that you will come back to us when you choose to move on or refer your friends. This Agent is not the norm, and I apologize for your stress. Please feel free to send me an email at THOYT@prutropical.com or message me on Trulia with other questions.
You found the place, you liked it enough to want to lease it and now you will get the joys of living there. Don't let his actions taint your thoughts. Enjoy the excitement of your new place and our great FL weather. Just like an old BF, forget him and move on to something he will never be, better.
Prudential Tropical Realty
After all you signed the offer, which is a contract to lease. There is no excuse for your Realtor but iit was your responsibility to check the terms.
In regards to firing your Realtor, I would say it is too late , his name
is in the offer, he is the procuring cause. But you can make his life difficult by putting a complaint on FREC. If your instructions were only verbal, you have no way of proving your case in a court of law
but at least FREC will review the matter and your Realtor
may be properly reprimanded.
License Realtor/Mortgage Broker
Realty World REC
The Keyes Company
Unless you can arrange an amicable solution, it's time to talk to a lawyer.
Sorry for your troubles!
Although you should've read the contract to lease thoroughly before signing don't allow an agent's malfeasance to force you into signing a lease agreement you're uncomfortable with. There's a litmus test involved when determining procuring cause and duties that have to be meet on agents part.
The Andre Shambley Group
Real Living FSR Surfside
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Wow I'm sorry to hear this! There is many people out there without experience at all.
What you need is someone experienced on their field. I mean there is so many options on Real Estate. ( sales, investments, luxury homes, gas station agents) there is so many options I couldn't believe it before.
There is people specialist on High rise building and others specialized on Rural, urban or commercial.
well this is an amazing industry.
But it is a little late for you. Unless you don't want the house any more.
This process is called a procuring clause. and the agent did his part. If you have an email, text message or a piece of paper that you present to him before submitting the offer with all your conditions then it is a win win situation if not, you will end up paying your agent commission.
Blondy, i'm not agree to follow Alexis advise and if you decided to do something like that please go and seek for a legal advise. (we are not attorney's)