how to sue a real estate agent who lied to the seller in every aspects.?

Asked by Sophia, New Jersey Mon May 21, 2012

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Vicky Chrisn…, Agent, Purcellvile, VA
Mon May 21, 2012
I see you asked for a referral for an attorney - this is a good idea. I would hire an attorney to guide you. However, you are able to file a lawsuit on your own. Generally, you can talk to the County Clerk who will walk you through the process of filling out the paperwork, but then it's up to you to present your case.
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Tue May 22, 2012
Not sure it is required, isn’t this what E&O insurance is for? Hey guys, does E&O require a judgment in order to file a claim?
Jim Simms

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Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
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Mack McCoy, Agent, Seattle, WA
Mon May 21, 2012
This is a question for an attorney.

To my knowledge, judges might be less than interested in hearing a case that's just about lies, but the real estate commission will be all ears.
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Michael Emery, , Minneapolis, MN
Mon May 21, 2012
As Ron points out, if you agreed to arbitration (and signed an arbitration agreement form with your former agent / broker) you would be compelled to arbitrate your case rather than being able to sue. It's often far less expensive to use an arbitrator and you can still use an attorney to represent you.

Just remember that you would have to prove that the agent misrepresented information to you and prove that the misrepresentation somehow cost you money. If you can't prove that you experienced monetary damages, then your lawsuit might be tossed out. But as always, consult with an attorney to determine if you have a case.
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Mon May 21, 2012
Before you go any further, you probably should look at your paperwork and see if can sue your Agent (and thereby, his Broker);
You may have a clause that says that you will agree to Arbitration/Mediation.

Your first action should be to talk to the Broker.
Then you might consult the local Association,
and maybe ever the BBB.
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