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What recource do I have when I am making an offer to purchase a house and my realtor is in contact with the selling agent and selling agent does not notify my realtor that there is an offer on the table? The selling realtors offer is accepted.
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Unfortunately, there is no recourse because the selling agent does not have to disclose other offers. Also, the seller is free to accept any offer they choose. The fact someone puts in an offer on a house does not really give them any rights until the offer is actually accepted by the seller and up until that point they are up to the mercy of the seller and seller's agent in the deal.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Doesn't a broker have the obligation to allow all offers be submitted to the sellers so they may choose?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
In this case the listing broker unilaterally only allowed his offer be submitted to the sellers
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The seller's agent has a duty only to the seller, not the buyer. So, they may have breached that contractual duty they had with the seller, if the other offer was less than your offer, but they did not breach any duty to you because they did not have a contract with you only with the seller. So it would be up to the seller to raise that claim against their agent.
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