I would take myself out of the war mode and look at it in a more practical way. Look up the comps in the area, establish a value and be real about how much you want the house and how much you can spend or afford. If you can't live without the house bid your max...! If you like it but, it wouldn't kill you to loose it, you probably want to be somewhere inbetween. As a rule the person who wants it more will win because they will always bid their max...! Good Luck...... more
Sorry you had a bad transaction. AS a REALTOR, I, along with many others, do not like this to tarnsih our profession.
Contact her broker in writing and tell the broker what happened and that she is not to represent you.
If she does sue you, have all your facts to present to a judge and I am sure the judge will rule in your favor.
Also, you can put a complaint in with the local Board of REALTORS.
If you are not comfortable, then contact a real estate attorney that understands buyer-broker contracts.
Good luck!... more