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Old 07-07-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast, Fl
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Arrrghhhh. The saga continues. We are in town for the closing and stop by our house to find 4 cars parked in the driveway. The buyers are there..in the house! They drained the pool, tracked dirt in and put beer in our fridge and left empty bottles and fast food containers all over the patio. Ok, I lost it then and called the realtor and told her if she didn't get her but over there now, I would wake the broker up instead. The buyers say she told them it was ok, she says she doesn't know how they got in. To top it off there must have been doors left open for workers at some point because the screen is fixed and my dh saw a huge rat INSIDE! ewwww. {Sigh} This is so terrible I wanted to cry! Now I know why they wanted a "water bill escrow" . They wanted me to pay to fill it back up. Now I know why the bills were higher than I expected, they're using the water and electricity. Ok folks, what can I do?
My dh is so scared to lose a sale, but I am po'd that it's now confirmed the realtor was never working for us. Why should I have to pay her a commission. This is why she was so pushy about them moving in, they were already there!!!!! If we'd signed the papers by mail we'd have no idea how long they had had access to the house. I think she knows the buyer b/c their 2 yo knew her by name and seemed very familiar. The sales contract expires tomorrow. Should we close on it or let it expire and move on?
What you do is call your attorney IMMEDIATELY. And I mean IMMEDIATELY.
And then you file a complaint with the local and state board against the agent and the agency she works for. Follow to a T what the attorney tells you to do. Make sure, regardless if you close or not, that you file those complaints with the board...the agents should be held accountable for their actions, are liable for damages as well are the buyers.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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I would close stat and then file a complaint with the Board of Realtors in Florida. I had to do this once, and the Board was very responsive and I won the case.

In another situation all I had to do was threatened to file a complaint against their license and the RE agent suddenly became ethical and did the right thing.

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Old 07-17-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Wow! I don't know how I missed this thread earlier, but all I can say is wow! I'm stunned that someone could get away with this cr8p. Not just a single agent, but apparently 2. I would also contact any licensing board for mortgage brokers. While it might now be illegal in FL to act as a RE agent and mortgage broker on the same offer, I'm pretty sure they would be interested in hearing about the fees. Part of me is also wondering how the mortgage broker got an underwriter to approve 5% in closing costs. Lenders have been pretty strict lately, most of them not allowing seller paid fees above 3%.

I'm sorry for you headache, but be happy it's done and you don't have to deal with the snakes any longer.
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