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Wed Sep 7, 2016
Pfcioni asked:
Thu Nov 5, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Unfortunately, unless an offer is in writing, and signed by both parties, nothing is binding.

Real estate is practiced differently depending on where you are, so I'd ask the agent (or a different agent) to explain how it works in your area.

Agents don't "accept" offers - sellers accept them!

If the agent implied the seller would consider your offer, or went as far as to say your offer would be accepted, the fact that it was only verbal doesn't secure you the house.

Also keep in mind that an offer is more than just a number - were all of your terms clarified?
I think your agent should do a better job of walking you through the steps necessary to buy a home.

If you do not feel you're being properly represented, ask to speak to the Broker.
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Call a local agent for help using this site.
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Mary Picciano answered:
Was this affecting your deal? Hmm. Contact the agent and ask them what's up.before causing drama. Could be someone's career at stake ,someone with kids to feed, think it thru...
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Fri Sep 5, 2014
briansnc2008 answered:

You will never find anything that cheap anywhere. You will be more likely to get it for $750-$900
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Judy Cerra answered: This is the Scranton Board of Realtors website, you will find it very useful, contact me since I am a full time realtor in Scranton when you need assistance. ... more
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Judy Cerra answered:
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
Vandana asked:
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Sun Feb 13, 2011
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Dual agency is not unethical, but may not necessarily be legal in some states. Some agents choose not to do dual agency even if it's allowed in their states.

Here's a link to dual agency in Pennsylvania

And here's how one agent feels about dual agency

In the end....think of it this way; when one is in court, isn't it normally the case for each person to have his own representation? By the same token, in court, it is generally an adversarial position, and someone pays

On the other hand, if both parties come to a mutually satisfying agreement using only one person to present both cases, and when both parties approach the process intelligently and logically, that could be an advantage/benefit as well.
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