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Old Today, 09:09 AM
 
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Sounds to me like the contractor is in breach of contract. I would go after their bond to finish the repairs.
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Old Today, 09:11 AM
 
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Basically you have been swindled. Maybe not so overtly, but you have been had.


Cut your losses.


Do what your attorney suggests with the realtor....sue for damages or what have you.


Get rid of the contractor. Get your deposit back net of work completed, or sue for damages.


Start over. You now know what NOT to do.


Good luck.
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Old Today, 09:24 AM
 
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Electrician 4 you, Ted Bear, thank you.
I strongly suspect you are correct and the RE company just wanted the listing.

Others:
Yes the RE contract states the property will be improved and listed for sale.

Thanks all !
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Old Today, 09:35 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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OP - try using paragraphs when you post. It is much easier to read.
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Old Today, 12:07 PM
 
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Basically you have been swindled. Maybe not so overtly, but you have been had.


Cut your losses.


Do what your attorney suggests with the realtor....sue for damages or what have you.


Get rid of the contractor. Get your deposit back net of work completed, or sue for damages.


Start over. You now know what NOT to do.


Good luck.
I donít think letting go is the answer. I would not sue until all other avenues are exhausted. If you have a viable contract and the company has a bond i would seriously go after that bond to have the repairs completed. For future FYI you make the contractor pull a bond for the amount of the job plus 10% as a condition to submit a bid. This way if the contractor starts playing you you go after their bond. I would also file a complaint against his license if he has one.

Your biggest issue is youíre off site and they know it.
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Old Today, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I don't understand why you think that the real estate agent is your property manager. They are hired to sell the house, but they are not your landscapers, exterminators, etc. How were you managing this property prior to deciding to sell?
Actually a lot of agents help sellers get their home prepared for sale. I do it all the time. It is part of our service in helping them to determine what needs to be done to get the best bang for the buck. I have set up yard service and such for clients many times when they aren't local.
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Old Today, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I'd move on. These people don't seem to have it together. Get money back if you put anything down.
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Old Today, 01:50 PM
 
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They were going to add bedrooms to the property without having the work permitted? That could've been fun for all involved when it came to an interested buyer. Definitely separate yourself from these people.
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