Wishing you a timely and successful close on your home.
Best of Luck.
In NC every real estate transaction has to be in writing if it is to be enforcable. No basically you do not have any protection for a verbal agreement. You will be talking about just like Elvis said he said she said and heresay is not going to stand up in court. I have always found it to better to be safe then sorry so document everything.
Coldwell Banker Triad
It is totally bizarre, that any licensed Realtor would not want EVERYTHING in writting....even the inclusion of the refrigerator. There is no such thing as a "gentlemen's agreement" on the sale of real property. Your buyer is also not protected. I would need more information to make a recommendation of the most immediate action to take; but you most likely need to take a copy of this contract to a real estate attorney!
Jean Bradford 360-698-8155
Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, CRS, CRB
John L. Scott Real Estate
Silverdale, WA 98383
Mark McFarland/Windermere South Inc.Puyallup,Washington!
Get everyting in writing.
There is a saying in business. An oral contract is worth the paper on which it is written.
There is also a Chinese proverb: The faintest pencil is better than the best memory.
Everything in a real estate transaction needs to be documented. We are required to maintain a communications journal of all client contact. Plus, all agreements between buyer and seller are REQUIRED to be in writing.
I am assuming you have a signed listing agreement with your Realtor. I would recommend discussing your concerns with your Realtor. If they do not take you seriously, then I would suggest talking with their Broker, who actually is legally responsibile for your listing.
There is sometimes a difference between the escrow closing date and date of possession. Particularly with moving coordnation, utility hand off, and liability/insurance issues, this change of ownership needds to in writing so the moving van of te buyers doesn't show up the day before your moving van arrives.