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My elderly mother signed a real estate contract with an

Hi, my elderly mother signed a real estate contract with an unlicensed person "broker" in Puerto Rico. She is now trying to get out of the contract and the broker told her that she cannot. If the broker is unlicensed, can she legally hold my mother to this contract?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Puerto RicoJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes, but at the time the lawyer did not know that the real estate broker was unlicensedJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: Prior to knowing that the broker was not licensed, the advice was to wait out the 1 year contract because taking her to court would probably be costly However this lawyer does not specialize in real estate lawJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The real estate agent did not provide a written copy of the contract, despite numerous requests. My mother requested that she list the house on MLM and the agent refused to do so (stating she could not afford the MLS fee), she stated that my mother had to pay for an appraisal, despite my mother provided one that was several years old. She also stated that she has a website and does not, and has only posted the house once on her personal Facebook page approximately 4 months ago. Upon signing she also told my mother that the contract had to be for 1 year and that she could not do less, despite my mother asking for a 6 month contract. In June my mother contacted her requesting to break the contract, numerous times via email, voicemail, and text message, and the agent has not responded or marketed the house in any way.

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My mother is 82 year old who lives in Georgia and the real

My mother is 82 year old who lives in Georgia and the real estate agent coerce her into selling her property without getting approval for a mortgage to purchase a new home. It was brought to our attention a week ago that the contract was already signed and she is without a new home. A previous discussion with the agent explicitly stating that the property should not be sold before a guaranteed loan approval. I would like to have this contract cancelled, is the possible?

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REAL ESTATE QUESTION How does the seller have to wait buyer

REAL ESTATE QUESTIONHow long does the seller have to wait for the buyer to get loan approval. We are 45 days past the close of escrow and the buyer does not have the full down payment.

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Sir/ Madam, How are you! May I ask if I can terminate sell

Hi, Sir/ Madam,How are you!May I ask if I can terminate sell listing agreement with an agent? I try to sell my house , at the beginning not too happy with the agents, but I signed the contract already, if I can terminate it? I live in California.I signed a listing agreement with agents(2 person), after I signed the contract, one of agent required me trim tree(too expensive) and other remodeling require of the house, because too expensive, I refused, so they did not put my house on the market until I finished one remodel.At the beginning of listing, look like work so hard with them, they are 2 person, one said good words, one said bad words,but finally you will meet their requirements,and do not know what will happen in the future, feel too difficult work with them, if I can terminated the listing contract? I really appreciated your great help.Thanks and best regards

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My parents have a condominium that they want to sell. My

My parents have a condominium that they want to sell. My mother is unfit to sign any legal document and will be passing away soon(in hospice for 4 months, so far). My father has given me power of attorney to sell his assets. Can I enter into an agreement of sale for their property, or do I need to wait for my mother to pass away?

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I am an RE broker in CA. On of my client sent me the request

I am an RE broker in CA. On of my client sent me the request of cancelation of current listing via email which is due on December 2016. She said that another agent forced her to do so by promising to sell it within a month. The house is $2.5 M, not easy to sell , and I already spent 65 months with open houses, ad and other stuff. Do I have any legal tools to reject her request?

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I am a Realtor in Chester County PA, and last year I had a

Hello,I am a Realtor in Chester County PA, and last year I had a listing, that five days after signing a listing contract with me signed another one with another Brokerage and Realtor! I did not know this, and proceeded to market the property, Broker open signs, elc. lock box, just listed post cards, etc. During the listing process I suggested they get their stucco checked as it has been a problem in our county for years now. It was done by Isg, and the report showed several areas of high moisture. I went over report with my broker and he agreed there was one area that needed to be opened for further inspection. The owners contacted the inspection company and he changed his recommendations after discussing report with homeowners. They decided to seal the areas in question. This reversal caused the sellers to want me to release them from contract. But they had already hired another Realtor long before this issue came up? Listed with second Realtor five days after listing with me! Long story short it is illegal in Pa to work with two Realtors at the same time. The house sold and I lost approximately $15,000.00 in commissions. What are my options as in the listing contract the first question to Sellers is are you currently working with a Realtor? Yes or no? Also second agent had to see my lock box and sign at property as he had it listed as electronic lock box mine! Thank you for your advise in this matter.Best Regards,Rick

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When a sales contract has been signed and the owner changes

When a sales contract has been signed and the owner changes his mind about the sale (The real estate agent made errors in the listing and price) can the owner withdraw the listing.

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This Question Is , Signed with a real estate

This Question Is For Barrister,Signed with a real estate agent to list a property that I own. The agent had me sign a listing agreement lasting for one full year. I didn't read the contract until after I signed it and by that time it was too late. It has been six months so far and the agent has had me lower the selling price four times and seem to be unable to sell the property. I'm now going to loose about 10K on the sale of this property if it is sold this month. Is there any way that I can get out of the listing agreement that I signed with this agent?- Doug Barber

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