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Kim, Home Buyer in Miami Beach, FL

I made an offer on a property in Broward County to an investment bank through my realtor and its realty

Asked by Kim, Miami Beach, FL Thu Apr 23, 2009

representative. My realtor told me of the counter offer. I accepted the counter offer. However, I received NOTHING in writing. My realtor has shown me emails she has written to the seller's realtor and has even given me HIS contact information. We only ever get the secretary. Is this my property? Is the seller trying to hold off for other possible buyers? Should I walk or is that what they are waiting for? There is NO other property in the area that I want.

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I agree with the answer below. Not only that, I too highly recommend Harold Bofshever. He is very sharp and stays on top of things.

If you choose do not use a lawyer, I would ask your realtor to write up the acceptance of the counter offer. It will have to be in writing at some point, the sooner the better. Until both sides have signed an accepted contract, it is not binding. IF this is the only property you want, I would not walk, but bide my time until the bitter end.
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Hi Kim,

I always suggest to both my buyers and sellers that they have an attorney represent them for closing in any and all real estate transactions, both residential and commercial.

Attorneys usually step in right after papers are signed during the due diligence period. Sometimes, in complicated deals, it's best to have the attorned review your offer/paperwork before it's sent to the other side.

When you have a real estate attorney representing you that is aware of the dates on the contract for specific performance, i.e., answering you back in writing, due diligence, etc., they will make sure to be involved in the day to day process and that you will be answered in a timely fashion!

Here's the attorney I use in Broward county for my closings:

Jesika Diaz | R.E. Paralegal to:
Harold S. Bofshever and Carlos J. Reyes
Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler | Attorneys at Law
401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1650
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: 954-522-3456 | Facsimile: 954-527-8663
Direct Dial: 954-315-7242
jdiaz@rra-law.com | http://www.rra-law.com

GOOD LUCK and I hope this helps you!

Scott Miller, Realtor®
Estate Specialist
Commercial RE
Business Broker
Realty Associates
561-716-4060 direct
561-451-9377 fax
Web Reference: http://www.LoveBoca.com
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