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Old 08-27-2020, 06:55 AM
 
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I am buying a new construction. My realtor did not want to review my contract and the excuse is always that he is not a lawyer. Now I hired a lawyer and my realtor told me that he would not longer be involved in the negotiation and it would all be my lawyer's responsibility. So, my question is after the negotiation is done, what is my realtor's responsibility? He suggests that he will ask my lawyer and see what my lawyer wants to see happen. I am confused. It seems my lawyer is his boss now and I have to ask him for help through my lawyer?
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Old 08-27-2020, 07:13 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I am buying a new construction.
Don't sign anything until your attorney reviews it.
He might recommend you to a more RE oriented attorney. Take the advice.
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My realtor ...
Is superfluous when buying new construction.
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Old 08-27-2020, 07:19 AM
 
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Don't sign anything until your attorney reviews it.
He might recommend you to a more RE oriented attorney. Take the advice.
Is superfluous when buying new construction.
Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2020, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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You have something going on. Based on all your posts, there is a rift. I don't know if you're a nightmare client, you have a bad agent, or all of the above (my guess is it's this one). At any rate, it sounds like your agent is about done with you and wants to just get paid and move on with his life.
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Old 08-27-2020, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Smart agent.
As an agent, I would take the attorney's direction, if it came right down to a difference of opinion. It's how the food chain works.

And, I agree with Brandon. There is more going on here, and we can only guess.
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Old 08-27-2020, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Agree with the previous posters, there's more here than meets the eye.

I've used a real estate attorney for years, and he works in partnership with my agent, if I have one involved in the transaction. I've never had an issue with the two getting along, as for the most part they compliment each other. We determine the terms of our offer and run it by both parties for their input and review. Once everyone is satisfied it's right, the agent presents the offer. Or the reverse if we're selling.

I don't believe we're getting the whole story here.

RM
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Old 08-27-2020, 09:35 AM
 
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Smart agent.
As an agent, I would take the attorney's direction, if it came right down to a difference of opinion. It's how the food chain works.

And, I agree with Brandon. There is more going on here, and we can only guess.
I do have a problem with my agent because he does not want to review my contract, which is why I hired an attorney. I have been trying to figure out the expectations for a realtor. If a realtor is not supposed to go through my contract for issues, I guess I am a bad client then.
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Old 08-27-2020, 09:57 AM
 
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You have something going on. Based on all your posts, there is a rift. I don't know if you're a nightmare client, you have a bad agent, or all of the above (my guess is it's this one). At any rate, it sounds like your agent is about done with you and wants to just get paid and move on with his life.

When I went to see the new construction first time, I asked my realtor whether I should hire an attorney after our meeting with the builder, he said no since attorneys will make the process harder by requesting changes in the contract that are impossible. But I had to hire one since he does not want to review my contract.
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Old 08-27-2020, 10:08 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I have been trying to figure out the expectations for a realtor.
If a realtor is not supposed to go through my contract ...
A buyers realtor is supposed to GENERATE an offer contract.
They will also expect to be paid by someone in the transaction... usually that means the seller.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superfluous
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Old 08-27-2020, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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tin

Your first mistake was using a realtor for a new construction buy. You did not need one as the builder/developer will draw up all the necessary purchase docs but you should have a lawyer review any document before signing. A realtor is not a lawyer though many like playing one.

Now one exception. If one is new to buying real estate and not dealing with a builder/developer, it can help to have a buyers agent to lead you through the process.
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