My two sisters and myself listed an estate sale through a real estate
agency. another agency contacted our agency with a qualified buyer that put down $250.00 earnest money.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: NC, Our agency closed on the property and after signing, said the money was not available and would be a week before the people could come up with the money. A week went by and the buyer requested an extention of two weeks, we agreed if they put up $5000.00 earnest money.
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: Not to my knowledge, Our agency said they could not get any response from the buyer or agency and wanted us to sign a form aying we had to do so in order to get the $250.00. My sisters signed, I did not because I read it was to release the money back to the buyer. A short time lasped and my sister removed the appliances and donated them to the Salvation Army. Shortly after a new buyer agreed to buy the house. The original papers previously drawn up was used stating the appliances were included. We agreed to deduct $500.00 to make the sale. So what now!
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think a new contract tp sell should have been drawn, the 250.00 in my thinking was a breach of contract and we three were lied to about signing a document to receive the earnest money....Thank you