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"Your broker should be able to put in all the clauses you need. Use his experience. One thing to ask him about is a clause limiting your liability to your earnest money. If you mess up, they can not sue you beyond the earnest money.

Your broker can put in an inspection clause."


I acknowledge that I am not unbiased, but letting our broker draft clauses for your contract sounds ill-advised to me; about like asking your lawyer to locate and show you properties. In Texas, it would be considered the unauthorized practice of law (unless the broker was also an attorney) and be prosecutable.

"This is standard. Make sure you have the right to inspect and cancel w/out penalty. I have made many offers without seeing property, so this is not unheard of."

I agree whole-heartedly that an inspection clause almost always makes sense, even if you have seen the interior, and especially when you have not.

Just my $0.02. Regards, JAFO

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