Everyone here seems to think that an attorney is the place to go.
What type of agreement are you talking about? An email to your realtor to acceopt your offer? an Email to your realtor to nake an offer? an email to your attorney? what kind of an email? Some attorneys during attorney review clarify in the contract that Email and fax transmissions will be acceptable form of notifications. It really depends upon your situation.
There has been considerable discussion and review of this idea that may indeed at some point common practice but as previously stated by my esteem colleagues the best source for current and accurate information is a NJ real estate attorney.
Your question needs to be directed to an attorney, and an attorney will need a lot more detail to provide a response.
As a real estate broker, our company policy is that we only present offers in writing. An offer to purchase can be received via an email attachment. But, that is not a legally binding agreement. We often ask clients to email us specifics during counteroffers and negotiations to ensure accuracy. Because most contracts are reviewed by attorneys, we never submit a contract for review without actual signatures from all parties, with any changes to the contract initialed by all parties.
The general information I provided is not legal advice, but rather an attempt to shed light upon our common practices and policy. I hope this is somewhat helpful. To obtain a specific answer, you will need to expand upon the details with an attorney.
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group