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Donald J. Le…, Real Estate Pro in Tacoma, WA

Who is right? An Inspection addendum was responded to with a request for repairs by the buyer,

Asked by Donald J. Leske II, Tacoma, WA Tue Mar 4, 2008

...but the seller's agent responded back with a counter that could not be read due to being faxed too many times. The seller's agent was called and emailed with a request for a clear copy by buyers agent, but Listing/sellers agent only replied by email as to what the counter response content was. Sellers agent was told that Buyer wanted it in writting. Selling agent says time has now expired after a week..., buyers agent says they gave constructive notice that they could not read the document and are waiting for a clear readable copy. Is the Inspection now waived with buyer not having the repairs done? -

Washington State - NWMLS Forms

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More and more states are now adding email as a form of notice. I would double check if that's true in your state now.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 5, 2008
This should be well spelled out in your Inspection Request...I know that NWMLS is pretty explicit in their form...everything is date senistive...it sounds like your Buyer may be looking for a way out...and to add insult to injury, he is an Attorney, I would guess that he could read a contract...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
Yep.........., well funny thing is that I am the buyers agent and a Broker. The sellers agent is also a Broker.

I sent my buyer a clear copy that I created within 24 hours to sign since the sellers agent/broker would only reply by email, yeah weird huh..., but my buyer did not respond to that or my calls. We have had to ask for two extensions for the inspection addendum time limit alone already from my client the buyer, the seller was willing to extend on those but not on this blatent lack of response. - Its my client the buyers fault for not responding and I pointed that out to them, they had 3 days to respond. They did not, again.

They said buyers agent should have sent a clear copy, since we requested it, not provided by me.
aaaaaah so. Another funny thing is that my buyer is an Attorney and the deal is contingent on sale of their home. I just have to see if an emailed request or constructive notice is good enough to ask for a clear copy or if it had to be fax dated/stamped. More and more email is being accepted as legitimate response, with some Brokers being paperless now. - I may have to check with an Attorney. :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
This is a good question for your Broker...sometimes a visit to the office of the Selling Broker can resolve this kind of issue
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
Wow, a whole week went by without either Realtor getting the problem resolved? If I was representing a buyer I would have thrown a huge fit until I got a clear copy.
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