do i should continue with this deal?

Asked by Junior, West Palm Beach, FL Sat Jul 7, 2012

I am a buyer in florida and 2 days before the closing date the seller change the new appliances in the house for a used ones. what kind of acction should i take? All of the proof are in the appraisal and we have some video and photos of the original appliances. Can i take any acction or just let the deal go? thanks

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Gene Platt, Agent, West Palm Beach, FL
Tue Jul 10, 2012
Hello Junior.... First thing you will want to do is look at the sales contract submitted by your agent to see if these items are listed on there. If you did not use an agent to submitt the contract, you may want to consult a Real Estate attorney. If the items are on the contract, then you will want to see if the items are clear as to brand/model #. If they are not, then again you may want to consult a Real Estate attorney. Did you do a walk through of the property prior to closing? This is important to check for situations just like this. I hope that this helps a little.

Gene Platt
Illustrated Properties
(561) 632-5400
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Joan Lorberb…, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Sun Jul 8, 2012
Wow! That stinks! Unless there was some verbiage in the contract that referenced an agreement for the original appliances to be switched out then, of course, they shouldn't have been.
Hopefully your agent (you do have an agent, don't you?) who has been looking out for your best interest all along can work this out with the seller's agent. Or, you can immediately go the attorney route for advice & to reach a resolve that you can live with.
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Susanna Malm…, Agent, Jupiter, FL
Sun Jul 8, 2012
Dear Junior,
I would recommend contacting a local real estate attorney for advice.
If you do not have one already, contact the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB).

9:00am to 5:00pm.
1 Harvard Circle, Suite 102, West Palm Beach, FL 33409.
Phone: 561-585-4544

Here is the link to their affiliated members, including attorneys:

Susanna Grubb
Illustrated Properties, Jupiter, FL
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Stephen McRo…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Tampa, FL
Sun Jul 8, 2012
I'm a Florida Mortgage Broker, and unlike realtors who would be quick to tell borrowers to report us without any hesitation for even the smallest of issues, I say STOP!!

Stop and think before you hurt the Listing Agent or Selling Agent by reporting them. This issue should not be too hard to fix. I know you’re mad and want someone to pay, but you can work thru this.

1. Google search this: FLORIDA REALTOR REBATES and send the results of the search to the Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent and their Broker

2. Click on this site:… and send this to them

Give them a chance to make things right first. Usually something can be done to make things right without reporting anyone.

Steve McRory
Pro Option Mortgage/ Florida
Ph: 888 662 4404
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Genevieve Ra…, Agent, Punta Gorda, FL
Sun Jul 8, 2012
Try and resolve it. Ask your agent to talk to the seller's agent. At this point your agent has to work quick.
Read your contract. Were the appliances included in the purchase price or not?
Good Luck & hope you can get this resolved to your satisfaction.
Genevieve Ramachandran
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Phil Rotondo, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Sun Jul 8, 2012
....wonder what else was changed along with the appliances.
Consult an attorney, and I'd consider having the property re-inspected.
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Michelle Gon…, Agent, Los Alamitos, CA
Sat Jul 7, 2012
Doesn't sound serious enough to cancel the deal. You can try to hold off on closing until it is resolved. If your contract states the appliances were included the seller probably should not have switched them out. Have your agent talk to the sellers agent and see if you can resolve it.
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Danielle Sha…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Sat Jul 7, 2012
Talk with your agent. They need to advise you.
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