The Hasson Company Realtors
Hence, when you talk to the principal broker of the broker who represented you, if you meet with any resistance, be sure to tell him/her that you aware of the requirements for delivering copies, and you will file complaints with the local real estate board and the State of Oregon if you don't get matters resolved to your satisfaction.
It sounds like you're handling things well on your own. However, if your damages get beyond the jurisdiction of small claims court, don't forget to consult an attorney. You may want to talk to one anyway if you don't know the small claims court limits.
Best of luck,
You're not only supposed to get a copy, it's a legal requirement. Following is pertinent text from Oregon law (OAR 863-015):
"Offers to Purchase
"(1) When a real estate licensee receives an offer to purchase real property or a counter-offer, the licensee must give the individual signing the offer or counter-offer a true, legible copy thereof.
"(2) A real estate licensee must promptly deliver to the offeror or offeree every written offer or counter-offer the licensee receives.
"(3) The licensee must maintain a written record of the date and time of each written offer or counter-offer delivered pursuant to section (2) of this rule and of the sellerâ€™s or buyerâ€™s response. The licensee must maintain this record as required under OAR 863-015-0250, and if the seller rejects the offer or counter-offer, the licensee must provide a true copy to the offeror.
"(4) When a licensee receives a written acceptance of an offer or counter-offer to purchase real property, the licensee must deliver within three banking days true, legible copies of the offer or counter-offer, signed by the seller and buyer, to both the buyer and seller.
"(5) Real estate licensees must include all of the terms and conditions of the real estate transaction in the offer to purchase or, directly or by reference, in the counter-offer, including but not limited to whether the transaction will be accomplished by way of deed or land sales contract, and whether and at what time evidence of title will be furnished to the prospective buyer."
I hope this helps.
everyone else is right. you should have had a copy the moment you signed something. And the principal broker is required to have it on file in their office. But if that doesnt work, call the mortgage broker.
While i do have a few micellaneous copies that my agent emailed me for my signature (which i signed, scanned, and emailed back to her), I don't have the bulk of the documents, nor do i have a copy of anything signed by the seller. I just wrote an email to the principle broker and am expecting to hear back very soon, considering all the info i just learned about this being a legal requirement. I really appreciate all your input. This website has been an incredibly valueable tool for me in learning the "ropes" and providing the answers that my (brand new) agent unfortunately didn't know.
Having apparently dropped through the cracks, the office manager of your agent's brokerage certainly has a copy that you can obtain.
But to answer your question, no. As Craig Loughridge points out, you are supposed to get a copy of the contract every time there's a signature or acknowledgement, ASAP. Of course, if you're meeting in a coffee shop to sign a page, you might not get the copy immediately. But as soon as the Agent is near one of these new-fangled copying thingies, they're obliged to make you one and get it off to you post haste.
Wisconsin requires Realtors to provide a copy of every contract drawn during the transaction upon signing it. As a client, you are entitled to a copy of your transaction documents. The offer to purchase indicates that the property must be free of all personal debris and personal property except personal property belonging to current tenants (if any), or that sold to the buyer or left with the buyer's consent. The items may have been included in the "additional items included in the purchase price" line. If there were many items included, a bill of sale may have been appropriate. If all the items were left behind, the seller may be liable for them and consulting a mediator or attorney is advised, so you took the right step! Hope that helps!
Hope all turns out well and you get much joy from your new home...Hope you'll keep us updated maybe we will all learn something from your experience...
To all the Oregon Agents thanks for representing Oregon so well in assisting Jyl.... thumbs up to all of you