When I replied to your message it was 4:58am local time
and it was the end of my day, rather than the beginning.
I put in a email to my broker to ask his opinion of the
situation and his answer was very specific:
Call the agent's broker, tell them you feel as though
they were not dealing fairly and that you are not happy.
Additionally, if you feel the broker is unwilling to help
call the local Real Estate Commission.
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Division of Real Estate
400 West Robinson Street, N801
Orlando, Fl 32801
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At this point, the only way the contract would typically
be broken is if the buyer cannot secure financing or
if repairs found during the inspection are refused to
be repaired or if you refuse a condition. As you said, the first buyer pulled out when you >REFUSED SOMETHING<
I spoke with a broker that works for Premier Properties.
Florida does not have a Seller's Remorse law.
If the contract is legal and has been executed with two
sets of signatures, seller and buyer, the contract is valid
and will have to be upheld.
We cannot help beyond that except to suggest if you still
feel as though you were manipulated, act quickly, speak
to the buyer's agent's broker. Tell them your concerns.
If they do not satisfy you, call the Real Estate Commission.
If you are still not satisfied, you can seek legal counsel in
your area. Some legal aid companies do not charge or
have reduced fees.
I would tell you a couple places to try to contact but I am
just guessing you are near Naples?Legal Aid Service of Collier County (LASCC)
They are for tenants but they could possibly tell you
whom to contact.
I hope you get this resolved properly Pappy, I'll be thinking of you.