what is the difference between Conditional Cancel and cancelled on a property after an offer was made?

Asked by Jaysmom, Fillmore, CA Fri Sep 11, 2009

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Ted Mackel, Agent, Simi Valley, CA
Sat Sep 12, 2009
Conditional Cancel - The listing agent has decided to hold the Sellers to the full term of the Listing contract. The Sellers might have changed their mind and the listing agent did not want to break the contract. If there was a disagreement between the Sellers and the Listing Agent, then the listing agent is a fool to hold the Seller hostage till the end of the contract, but then again not everyone understands the bigger picture in life.

Straight up cancellation is just that contract is cancelled and everyone goes their own way.
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Barry Shapiro, Agent, Camarillo, CA
Sat Sep 12, 2009

Ted accurate response addressed the question from a Seller and Listing Broker's perspective, in relation to their exclusive contract.

A cancellation clause in a purchase agreement is a clause that details the conditions under which each party may terminate the agreement. It appears to me that you may be confusing "Contingencies" with "Conditions" ... A Buyer has contingencies which enable them to cancel the contract within a specified and negotiated time period. "Conditions" are used in the lending arena, prior to funding the Buyer's loan. If you are only in the "offer" stage of the contract, and NOT in escrow or have a fully executed contract, then the Buyer may withdraw their offer, using a CAR Form WOO. If you are not in default and want to cancel the contract, use the CAR Form CC, Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instructions.

If you are a seller and in escrow with an executed contract, the only condition which allows you to cancel is if the Buyer is in default or if the Buyer should initiate the cancellation. Good luck on your transaction.
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