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How much should I sue buyer's realtor for misrepresenting and seller for delaying repairs? Can I sue

Discussion in 'Buying & Selling a Home or Residence' started by legalqns, May 3, 2021.

  1. legalqns

    legalqns Law Topic Starter New Member

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    We recently bought a home but had a bad experience with our realtor and seller’s realtor.After purchase agreement,we signed a repairs amendment for seller to complete repairs.On email we clarified with realtor and title company that seller repairs be completed, and wanted final walkthrough to check the repairs before closing.Our realtor moved the closing day earlier without our consent.Saying his wife has a non-emergency medical procedure(doubtful), he was not available on closing day till late in evening.He also canceled our appointment for walkthrough. We inspected the house on our own and found repairs not complete.We could not reach the realtor and contacted seller’s realtor.He texted that repairs will be done and much later our realtor texted he will get the repair done.A week later, we have not moved into the house and key is still in lockbox.Seller’s realtor texts that repairs were done, our realtor texts he was not available at that time.Later, we found that repairs were not done.We sent a letter to seller but got no concrete reply.Realtor is not helping us get money for repairs.We suspect collusion between the realtors.We want money from our realtor for misrepresenting.
     
  2. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    If you haven't moved in to the house, and if the key is still in the lockbox, then how do you know the repairs haven't been done?
    It might be wise to move in to your house and not just let it sit there.
    As for wanting help to get money for the repairs, you may wish to speak to a local attorney for assistance.
     
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  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Do you suppose that repairs could have been required on the easily visible exterior of the house? :p

    No surprise there. The seller got his money and the realtors got their commission. They are done with you.

    Good luck with that. You were foolish to close with the repairs undone. You gave up your leverage when you did that. You probably signed stuff accepting the house as is at close of escrow. Read your purchase contract and all your closing papers. I'll be there's something in there to that effect.
     
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    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    I suppose that is a possibility.
     
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  5. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    If the seller agreed to make repairs and didn't, your recourse is to sue the seller for breach of contract. It is unlikely you have any claim against either your realtor or the seller's realtor, and it is not the realtor's job (and especially not the seller's realtor) to help you chase down the seller.
     

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