I gave a realtor and the person who work with this realitor $600 in earnest money to help me find a rental. The house that I picked didn't require earnest money down. I ended up renting a home that they didn't show me, but they will not return my earnest money, what can I do about this?
State/Country relating to question: Arizona
I have tried to contact the realtor agency requesting my money back and when the realtor and her parnter called me back, she made threats like she still have me and my family personal information and she knows where we live and work and if we report her to the BBB, things will happen to our home and us. She also sented a bunch of threating text messages to me and my partner.
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Wow. You need to report these people to the police and file a small claims suit against them for civil conversion.
First send them a demand letter by certified mail stating (i) the dates and times when you contacted them to get a refund, (ii) the dates and times of their responses and a description of the threats they made, (iii) that they no longer have your consent to hold the earnest money o $600 and (iv) that if you do not receive your refund within 5 days of their receipt of your letter, you will have no alternative but to report them to the police and /or file a civil conversion suit.
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