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<<I hope you let others in your profession know what he's up to.

If you know the real estate broker he's using (really using!) you might want to have lunch with him/her and tell your story without mentioning any names or addresses so you're both "clean" if the broker pulls out of the deal.

You owe it to the community to get the word out on this guy's scam because in addition to trying to screw you and the broker he's trying to screw the buyer.

I'd consider sending a letter to the buyer's real estate agent putting a summary of your finding on the record. That should prevent the fraud from working.

I get similar kind of inquiries from buyers and sellers in my furnace repair business. Most people are interested in being honest, and I don't either exagerate nor minimize the problems that I find. I've never had any follow up problems (law suits or threats) following that approach.

I also leave a sticker on the furnace with the date I was there and any pertinet actions I took.

Seattle Pioneer
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