Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I'm in a dispute with my realtor regarding damages I feel…

Customer Question
I'm in a dispute...

I'm in a dispute with my realtor regarding damages I feel are due because of misrepresentation, lack of full disclosure, and a series of lies. The closing is scheduled for Monday, August 7. The original closing was scheduled for June 30, but due to a severe hail storm and damage to our roof, it was postponed. That is when things went downhill. My question is, if necessary (meaning we don't get a satisfactory reduction in commission) can we put the realtor's commission in escrow until we get it legally settled?

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been drafted or filed?

If by paperwork you mean the closing documents, yes, but not signed by us. My realtor is asking me to sign a "hold harmless" addendum, which we have not signed, of course.

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

In Omaha, NE.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, there are a lot of details, but to much for this chat.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
8/5/2017
Real Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
Infolawyer
Infolawyer, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 62,965
Experience: Experienced lawyer
Verified
Greetings! I am a legal expert on the site and am working on your question.On review of your facts, you have a good case.You or a lawyer should document the issues and communicate in a letter.You want to prepare your case by creating a time line starting from the earliest event. For each event, write down key details and witnesses and if there is a document that relates to it, save it and refer to it. This timeline can be very valuable in narrating your case and presenting it later in a concrete and specific way.Commission can be escrowed pending resolution.martindale.com and findlaw.com are both excellent lookup directories. Both highly rated. Both used by lawyers. Easy to search and find local options.Please let me know if that is acceptable and feel free to reply back and follow up
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
Please let me know, thanks.
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a real estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 12,111
12,111 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Barrister is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

12,111 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

62,965 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

8,104 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,208 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,998 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,540 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including real estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
A Buyer is purchasing an investment property in Las Vegas.
A Buyer is purchasing an investment property in Las Vegas. and inheriting a tenant. Per the original lease agreement that the Tenant has with the Seller, there is $1100 being held by a property manage… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,104 satisfied customers
We purchased a condo and the original negotiated sale price
We purchased a condo and the original negotiated sale price was $330,000. The appraisal came in at $320,000 so our loan wouldn't cover. Both realtors offered to reduce their commission by $2500 each f… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
62,965 satisfied customers
I am purchasing a single family home and in escrow. I
I am purchasing a single family home and in escrow. I received disclosures that the current neighbor of this home was disputing the property line when a fence was placed by the homeowners years ago. T… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
If I own a home (single family dwelling) and I have
If I own a home (single family dwelling) and I have insurance, and a hail storm damages the roof and the insurance company pays me based on the estimate to repair the roof and if I only replace about … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
We sold a home in Lincoln, NE that closed on June 1. The
We sold a home in Lincoln, NE that closed on June 1. The buyers have just contacted us to inquire about the possibility of our filing an insurance claim on our roof due to a hail storm that occurred o… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,579 satisfied customers
On December 16th 2015 we made an offer on a home and the
On December 16th 2015 we made an offer on a home and the offer was accepted by the seller on Dec. 18th 2015. The sale was a short sale purchase. Per section I of the purchase contract, the sell had 7 … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,111 satisfied customers
Due to the info provided in home disclosure, I bought this
Due to the info provided in home disclosure, I bought this home in TN without an inspection. Disclosure stated roof was 2-3 yrs old. After closing, I discover roof is actually 8 yrs old and needs to b… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
we have an offer on a house in CA that has been accepted. We
we have an offer on a house in CA that has been accepted. We need one addendum signed by the seller to remove a finance contingency on our offer, but the seller is freaking out and we are being told t… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
Before closing, a storm passed through causing hail damage
Before closing, a storm passed through causing hail damage on the house we purchased. We didn't catch the damage on our final walkthrough, nor did our inspector mention it. The seller disclosed that t… read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
Im in escrow to purchase a home in California. The home is
I'm in escrow to purchase a home in California. The home is a SFR ,a bank owned foreclosure, and governed by HOA docs. Escrow orders docs from a company called condocerts. The docs are missing meeting… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
Good evening. I entered into a contract to sale the home I
Good evening. I entered into a contract to sale the home I grew up in for $7k. The home was listed by my mother in law originally for 20k. I want to back out of sale as the agent is charging 50% in fe… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,265 satisfied customers
My mother signed a real estate purchase contract on March 11,
My mother signed a real estate purchase contract on March 11, with a Real Estate Purchase Addendum,( she was going to piurchase a home that we could rent).This addendum is for Fannie May. My husband d… read more
JBaxLaw
JBaxLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,080 satisfied customers
Seller did not update disclosure in between undercontract
Seller did not update disclosure in between 'undercontract stage' and 'final sale' that there had been a hail storm of a severity that could have caused damage. While its true that there was no visual… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney
Juris Doctor
6,208 satisfied customers
HELP!! I recently had a contract on the building in which I
HELP!! I recently had a contract on the building in which I operate my business (salon). The original closing date was June 29th. The buyer is OKMAR, Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors… read more
Real McCoy property law
Real McCoy property law
Juris Doctor
307 satisfied customers
I am experiencing conflict of interest with my realtor for
I am experiencing conflict of interest with my realtor for selling my residence. She was present at a closing for my property after I told her I would not give her permission to sign the closing state… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
We are the Sellers. We entered into an Agreement of Sale on
We are the Sellers. We entered into an Agreement of Sale on 3/4/10 with a tentative closing date of 4/28. However, several addendums to the agreement have occurred, all of which required us to make ve… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,540 satisfied customers
i am the seller of real estate and learned the buyers are ...
i am the seller of real estate and learned the buyers are considering suing because of a less than 2 year old roof that i had installed. they had a home inspection done and signed off on the home insp… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers
I purchased a foreclosure home in kansas sold as ...
I purchased a foreclosure home in kansas sold "as is". After the purchase agreement was signed and one day prior to closing, a hail storm occurred. On the day of closing, the real estate agent (dual a… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x