I am currently placing an offer on a short sale condominium. I signed the papers to place the offer. Now, I received another set of papers to sign from the sellers agent who uses a third party negotiator. These papers state that the buyer will pay 3% of the sales price (fee) to to a company called Alliance Loss Mitigation,LLC DBA no later than closing. The selling agent states I won't acctually pay this.He says that they charge a fee to the bank only and the wayit looks on the hud at closing is that some moneys will go from the bank to the buyers side of the hud then the monies on the hud move to Alliance. He states it ends up being a wash. Did you ever here of such a thing. I am responsible for this money? Should I sign this?
The short sale is in Florida. I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have never seen short sales before and I am not familiar with any of this. I am afraid that I may have to pay this 3% at closing. I would be willing to fax the forms for you to read before I sign them
The answer is no, you should not sign the document. If the document says that you the Buyer will pay 3% then you will be obligated to pay the money as a part of the deal. What the selling agent tells you verbally is not relevant, and you should not rely upon verbal representations when signing documents. I would strongly urge you to show these documents to a lawyer and get legal advise before you enter into this transaction. Having a lawyer review these documents will not cost a lot of money and will be well worth your investment. It is impossible for anyone to give you reliable advise concerning whether or not you should sign a document until they have actually reviewed the document in question.
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