In Florida there is something called the Statute of Frauds. It exists primarily to protect homeowners from fraudulent predators making claim that someone had agreed to sell when in fact they hadn't. In the old days all the fraudster had to do was march into court with two witnesses (who were a part of the plan) and the homeowner would lose the property. Now, under the statute of frauds, for a contract to be "enforceable" in Florida it must be in writting.
Now, you can't counter something you haven't read so have that agent show you the paper.
Always insist to see it in writing.
JD â€œDanâ€ Weisenburger, GRI
Vanguard Realty, Inc. GMAC Real Estate