There is so much we do not know regarding this situation.
What we do know is you have become a victim of an organization that is predatory in nature.
Each agent responding, including myself, take such events personally. This IS the face of real estate that we all wish would go away. But, they are allowed to exist in the effort of creating consumer choice. When there is a broad spectrum of choice, it becomes more confusing to know what one is choosing.
It is very likely the brokerage with whom you are working is using contracts they have developed. Their name and logo will likely appear on the header. Such contracts often deviate from the provision of the 'standard' state issued contracts available through the state websites. These are the contract most of us use to assure the consumer there is no transgression embedded in that wall of words. Although we all repeat, "You must read the contract" I have yet to witness ANYONE read all nine pages of a purchase contract. To be honest. many agents have not read every line of all nine pages.
With out seeing what yo signed, and you did sign something when you submitted the escrow and signed more when you submitted the purchase offer, your options are not known.
Give Caroline a call ASAP and see what your options are.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL