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Subject: Opinions / Recourse Date: 2/28/2002 2:34 PM
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This is a long story so I will try to cut to the chase. My wife and I saw a house over the weekend that we liked very much and that was an excellent deal. Two brothers just wanted to sell their fathers home and get it off of their hands. We saw the home Saturday morning and planned to bring our parents back to see the home Sunday. I recieved a call Saturday afternoon from the agent who showed us the house and he said the house was sold do not bother coming back. The next door neighbor of the home we were intrested in is best friends with my parents and they know the owner of the house for sale. The owner tells my parents friends that although an offer was made he has not yet signed the purchase agreement and that if he recieves another offer he would definetly entertain it. Knowing this I call the agent on Sunday who showed the house to us and I explicitly ask him if the purchase agreement had been signed, he said no, one more person has to sign it. I told him in that case then I would like to make an offer for the full price. He told me that I cannot and that the house is sold and that there is nothing I can do about. In a second conversation with the neighbor, the owner said that he still had not signed the purchase agreement and this took place after my phone call to the agent to make an offer.

Basically, what this boils down to is that the agent was, I believe, protecting a friend, whom he called right after our visit on Saturday morning, by blocking me from making an offer. What the agent does not know is that I have knowledge of the fact that the purchase agreement was not signed. If I did not happen to know the neighbors, he could of told me it was sold, and I never would have questioned it. He would have gotten away with protecting his friend, who I believe is a builder and is going to flip the home in a couple of months for a nice little profit. Now my wife and I do not have a home and are still stressed out about finding one after we thought we had the perfect one.

Thanks,
Roger





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