I had a contract on short sale property 2 years ago. I used a dual agent. Due to some reasons, the dual agent did not want to sell the property to me. after the short sale contract addendum expired, the dual agent neither notice us to resigned/renew the short sale addendum nor wanted us to sign the release agreement.I thought the short sale contract was still ratified and I had been waiting for closing the property until I saw a posting in the internet about property was sold out.
(1) The property was not off market and then was put into market again
(2) The sold-out price is $185,000. However, my offer price is $210,000. I am thinking the dual agent cheated the bank
(3) the dual agent wanted me to sign release agreement one month after the property was sold out and din not tell me the property was sold out
(3) the dual agent concealed the fact that the property was sold out for a year until his broker company told me.
I have not signed the release agreement yet. I have some questions:
What is my next steps? (1) Can I sue the agent (2) Sign the release agreement and get the deposit back .